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Mong-Lan's "Love Poem to Ginger"

 

LOVE POEM TO GINGER & OTHER POEMS: poetry & paintings: Voted BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BA INSIDER MAGAZINE

NEW: An alluring gem of a chapbook, Love Poem to Ginger & Other Poems: poetry & paintings follows Mong-Lan's much-lauded Love Poem to Tofu & Other Poems. An absolute treasure tapestry of poems and paintings, this pocket-sized edition calls joy by its true name and makes pleasure an art. "Mong-Lan's poems are fresh and real as a street, full of the seriousness of pleasure. She has the same sense of joy that Kenneth Koch loved in the courage to sing, happiness of St.-John Perse. The courage of Frank O'Hara who said that the smallest idea in one's own head was better than an old idea in some other brain. . . . The Chinese speak of the three perfections: poetry, painting and calligraphy. But Mong-Lan speaks of the great imperfections that are better for being so. Her poems are full of the bright primaries of her brushstrokes. . . . I praise these poems of praise which collapse distance and makes us feel, as O'Hara seemed to say, poetry is just a telephone call away."--David Shapiro

Valiant Press (March 2012)
ISBN-10: 0982822715
ISBN-13: 978-0982822715

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 Background drawing of the Mekong river, in Vinh Long, Vietnam, by Mong-Lan, 1996.

Website created on May 19, 2001.  Last modified January 2014.

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