In this striking first collection of poems, the grainy strangeness of the modern world is transformed into a place at once knowable and enduring. Mong-Lan conveys the certainty that even when the world stops making sense, decency and beauty somehow survive. From Saigon to San Francisco, she combines the earthly and the ecstatic, the animal and the sublime, to create lyrics that tempt and haunt.
MONG-LAN is a writer, visual artist, and dancer. After the fall of Saigon, she immigrated with her family to America at a young age. She currently is a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.