Skirt Full of Black

Skirt Full of Black

Pub. price: $16.00

ISBN10: 156689199X ISBN13: 9781566891998 Publisher: Coffee House Pr Published: Apr 1 2007 Pages: 100 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"Shin's poetry is a grand orchestration of the cacophonic events and voices in an immigrant woman's life. Marked by a keen political consciousness, an imagination as wicked as it is generous, and an erotic, physical sense of language both remembered and forgotten, these poems are at once social critique and personal intimation, worth revisiting again and again."--Jane Jeong Trenka

As Sun Yung Shin spins new myths from Catholic and Buddhist traditions and bestows new connotations upon the characters of the Korean alphabet, she gives voice to the spiritual and cultural hunger of transnational adoptees, crafting a nuanced, unique language for navigating the politics of gender, ethnicity, and identity. Visit her website at

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