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Chris Santiago



€ 17.95

`Tula: a ruined Toltec capital; a Russian city known for its accordions; Tagalog for `poem.` Prismatic, startling, rich with meaning yet sparely composed, Chris Santiago`s debut collection of poems begins with one word and transforms it, in a dazzling sleight of hand, into a multivalent symbol for the immigrant experience. Tula: Santiago reveals to readers a distant land devastated by war. Tula: its music beckons in rhythms, time signatures, and lullabies. Tula: can the poem, he seems to ask, build an imaginative bridge back to a family lost to geography, history, and a forgotten language? Inspired by the experiences of the `blood stranger`-the second-generation immigrant who does not fully acquire the language of his parents-Tula paints the portrait of a mythic homeland that is part ghostly underworld, part unknowable paradise. Language splinters. Impossible islands form an archipelago across its landscape. A mother sings lullabies and a father works the graveyard shift in St. Paul-while in the Philippines, two dissident uncles and a grandfather send messages and telegrams from the afterlife. Deeply ambitious, a collection that examines the shortcomings and possibilities of both language and poetry themselves, Tula announces the arrival of a major new literary talent`-

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
102 pagina's
Januari 2016
181 gram
213 x 142 x 10 mm
Milkweed Editions gb

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