Fr. 18.50

All the Flowers Kneeling

English · Paperback / Softback

Will be released 31.05.2023


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This is a book about love.

Visceral and astonishing, Paul Tran''s debut poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, charts the rebuilding of a self in the wake of extremity. How, it asks, can we reimagine what we have been given in order to make something new: an identity, a family, a life, a dream?

These rich, resonant poems of desire, freedom, control and rebirth reach back into the past - the tale of Scheherazade, US imperial violence, a shattering history of personal abuse - to show how it both scars and transforms. Innovative poetic forms mirror the nonlinear experiences of trauma survivors, while ambitious sequences probe our systems of knowledge-making and the power of storytelling as survival.

At once virtuosic and vulnerable, confessional and profoundly defiant, All the Flowers Kneeling revels in rediscovering and reconfiguring the self, and ultimately becomes an essential testament to the human capacities for resilience, endurance and love.<>

About the author

Paul Tran received their BA in history from Brown University and MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis, where they were the chancellor's graduate fellow and senior poetry fellow. They have been awarded a 2021 Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize and a fellowship from Stanford University. Currently an Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul's work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere.

Product details

Authors Paul Tran
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Release 31.05.2023, delayed
EAN 9781802060072
ISBN 978-1-80206-007-2
No. of pages 112
Dimensions 153 mm x 198 mm x 5 mm
Subjects Fiction > Poetry, drama
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

USA, Vietnam, Modern and contemporary poetry (c 1900 onwards), Relating to Asian American people, Relating to Trans / Transgender people or gender minorities, POETRY / American / Asian American & Pacific Islander

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