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Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency

Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency

Paperback

Series: American Poets Continuum, Book 194

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $17.00

ISBN10: 1950774694
ISBN13: 9781950774692
Publisher: Boa Ed
Published: Sep 13 2022
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.64
Height: 0.50 Width: 6.80 Depth: 8.90
Language: English
What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue?

In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what one invents, as a queer Asian American living through an era of Trump, mass shootings, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Always at work in the wrecked heart of this new collection is a switchboard operator, picking up and connecting calls. Raucous 2 a.m. prank calls. Whispered-in-a-classroom emergency calls. And sometimes, its pages record the dropping of a call, a failure or refusal to pick up. With irrepressible humor and play, these anarchic poems celebrate life, despite all that would crush aliveness.

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