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Water Chasing Water: New and Selected Poetry Koon Woon

Water Chasing Water: New and Selected Poetry

Koon Woon

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ISBN : 9781885030498
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120 pages
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Described by Bob Holman as Li Po in drag, the voice of New America, Koon Woon exploded onto the poetry scene in the late 1990s. Largely self-taught, and struggling with both mental illness and homelessness, Seattle-based Woon wrote about the backMoreDescribed by Bob Holman as Li Po in drag, the voice of New America, Koon Woon exploded onto the poetry scene in the late 1990s. Largely self-taught, and struggling with both mental illness and homelessness, Seattle-based Woon wrote about the back alleys and tenement rooms on the margins of immigrant culture. His first collection, The Truth in Rented Rooms (included in this volume), won a PEN poetry prize and earned praise from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Garrison Keillor. Water Chasing Water is Woons second collection, and continues his exploration of loneliness and memory with poems and essays that seek out This light / Without which existence is not detectable.