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The Resource When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities, Chen Chen ; foreword by Jericho Brown ; selected by Jericho Brown

When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities, Chen Chen ; foreword by Jericho Brown ; selected by Jericho Brown

Label
When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities
Title
When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities
Statement of responsibility
Chen Chen ; foreword by Jericho Brown ; selected by Jericho Brown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family -- the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes -- all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. To be a season of laughter when my father says his coworker is like that, he can tell because the guy wears pink socks, see, you don't, so you can't, you can't be one of them. To be the one my parents raised me to be. A season from the stormiest planet. A very good feeling with a man. Every feeling, in pink shoes. Every step, hot pink."--
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Provided by publisher
Awards note
A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, 2016
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Chen
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Jericho,
  • Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry
Series statement
A. Poulin, Jr. new poets of America series
Series volume
no. 39
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Gays
  • Families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Asian Americans
  • Families
  • Gays
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Immigrants
  • Gays
  • Asian Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Immigrants
Label
When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities, Chen Chen ; foreword by Jericho Brown ; selected by Jericho Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First light
  • How I become sagacious
  • Elegy
  • Please take off your shoes before entering, do not disturb
  • Song with a lyric from Allen Ginsberg
  • Talented human beings
  • To the Guanacos at the Syracuse Zoo
  • Elegy for my sadness
  • Ode to my envy
  • Irreducible sociality
  • Foreword
  • Antarctica
  • Second thoughts on a winter afternoon
  • In the city
  • The Cuckoo cry
  • Didier et Zizou
  • Kafka's axe & Michael's vest
  • Poem
  • In search of the least abandoned constellation
  • If I should die tomorrow, please note that I will miss the particular
  • Frog-hopping gravestones
  • Self-portrait as so much potential
  • Sorrow song with Optimus Prime
  • For I will do/undo what was done/undone to me
  • In this economy
  • Night falls like a button
  • Things stuck in other things where they don't belong
  • Song of the night's gift
  • Chapter VIII
  • Nature poem
  • Where I grow up I want to b a list of further possibilities
  • For I will consider my boyfriend Jeffrey
  • I'm not a religious person but
  • Babel & juice
  • Song of the anti-sisyphus
  • Talking to God about Heaven from the bed of a heathen
  • Elegy to be exaled at dusk
  • Spell to find family
  • Little song
  • Poem in noisy mouthfuls
  • Poplar street
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • In the hospital
  • About the author
  • Colophon
  • Summer was forever
  • Race to the tree
  • West of Schenectady
  • Self-portrait with & without
Control code
959039171
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781942683339
Lccn
2016048800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066801
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959039171
Label
When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities, Chen Chen ; foreword by Jericho Brown ; selected by Jericho Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First light
  • How I become sagacious
  • Elegy
  • Please take off your shoes before entering, do not disturb
  • Song with a lyric from Allen Ginsberg
  • Talented human beings
  • To the Guanacos at the Syracuse Zoo
  • Elegy for my sadness
  • Ode to my envy
  • Irreducible sociality
  • Foreword
  • Antarctica
  • Second thoughts on a winter afternoon
  • In the city
  • The Cuckoo cry
  • Didier et Zizou
  • Kafka's axe & Michael's vest
  • Poem
  • In search of the least abandoned constellation
  • If I should die tomorrow, please note that I will miss the particular
  • Frog-hopping gravestones
  • Self-portrait as so much potential
  • Sorrow song with Optimus Prime
  • For I will do/undo what was done/undone to me
  • In this economy
  • Night falls like a button
  • Things stuck in other things where they don't belong
  • Song of the night's gift
  • Chapter VIII
  • Nature poem
  • Where I grow up I want to b a list of further possibilities
  • For I will consider my boyfriend Jeffrey
  • I'm not a religious person but
  • Babel & juice
  • Song of the anti-sisyphus
  • Talking to God about Heaven from the bed of a heathen
  • Elegy to be exaled at dusk
  • Spell to find family
  • Little song
  • Poem in noisy mouthfuls
  • Poplar street
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • In the hospital
  • About the author
  • Colophon
  • Summer was forever
  • Race to the tree
  • West of Schenectady
  • Self-portrait with & without
Control code
959039171
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781942683339
Lccn
2016048800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027066801
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959039171

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