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Citizen

Citizen
An American Lyric

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2015-07-02
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0141981784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY In this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or physical - which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others. Awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in America after becoming the first book in the prize's history to be a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories, Citizen weaves essays, images and poetry together to form a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in an ostensibly "post-race" society.

Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric
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by Stephen Sachs,Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-12-06
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 0822238373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A searing, poetic riff on race in America, fusing prose, poetry, movement, music, and the visual image. Snapshots, vignettes, on the acts of everyday racism. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. Those did-that-really-just-happen-did-they-really-just-say-that slurs that happen every day and enrage in the moment and later steep poisonously in the mind. And, of course, those larger incidents that become national or international firestorms. As Rankine writes, “This is how you are a citizen.”

A Study Guide for Claudia Rankine's "From Citizen, VI [On the Train the Woman Standing]"

A Study Guide for Claudia Rankine's 'From Citizen, VI [On the Train the Woman Standing]'
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by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 1410393100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Claudia Rankine's "from Citizen, VI [On the train the woman standing]", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Racialized Space in Claudia Rankine's Citizen: an American Lyric

Racialized Space in Claudia Rankine's Citizen: an American Lyric
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by Jacqulyn Teller

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just Us

Just Us
An American Conversation

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0141994096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine explores a series of real encounters with friends and strangers - each disrupting the false comfort of spaces where our public and private lives intersect, like the airport, the theatre, the dinner party and the voting booth - and urges us to enter into the conversations which could offer the only humane pathways through this moment of division. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, and to breach the silence, guilt and violence that surround whiteness. Brilliantly arranging essays, images and poems along with the voices and rebuttals of others, it counterpoints Rankine's own text with facing-page notes and commentary, and closes with a bravura study of women confronting the political and cultural implications of dyeing their hair blonde. Wry, vulnerable and prescient, this is Rankine's most intimate work, less interested in being right than in being true, and being together.

Don't Let Me Be Lonely

Don't Let Me Be Lonely
An American Lyric

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2017-02-02
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 014198418X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The award-winning poet's powerful exploration of an America ever more unable to process its own toxins Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizen so distinctive: an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, photography and visual art, virtuosically deployed. Don't Let Me Be Lonely is Rankine's meditation on the self bewildered by race riots, terrorism, medicated depression and television's ubiquitous influence. Written in the years after 9/11, this is an unflinching and deeply felt meditation on life and death in a nation in flux.

The End of the Alphabet

The End of the Alphabet
Poems

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN : 0802198538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A “harrowing and hallucinogenic” collection of poems from author of the New York Times–bestselling National Book Award-finalist Citizen: An American Lyric (Library Journal). Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about rising racial tensions in America, Citizen: An American Lyric, won numerous prizes, including the The National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Her new collection of poems—intrepid, obsessive, and erotic—tell the story of a woman’s attempt to reconcile herself to her own despair. Drawing on voices from Jane Eyre to Lady MacBeth, Rankine welds the cerebral and the spiritual, the sensual and the grotesque. Whether writing about intimacy or alienation, what remains long after is her singular voice—its beguiling cadence and vivid physicality. There is an unprotected quality to this writing, as if each word has been pushed out along the precipice, daring us to go with it. Rankine’s power lies in the intoxicating pull of that dare. From one of contemporary poetry’s most powerful and provocative authors, The End of the Alphabet is a work where “wits at once keen and tenacious match themselves against grief’s genius” (Boston Review).

The White Card

The White Card
A Play

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 2019-03-19
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1555978398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of Citizen The White Card stages a conversation that is both informed and derailed by the black/white American drama. The scenes in this one-act play, for all the characters’ disagreements, stalemates, and seeming impasses, explore what happens if one is willing to stay in the room when it is painful to bear the pressure to listen and the obligation to respond. —from the introduction by Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine’s first published play, The White Card, poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? Composed of two scenes, the play opens with a dinner party thrown by Virginia and Charles, an influential Manhattan couple, for the up-and-coming artist Charlotte. Their conversation about art and representations of race spirals toward the devastation of Virginia and Charles’s intentions. One year later, the second scene brings Charlotte and Charles into the artist’s studio, and their confrontation raises both the stakes and the questions of what—and who—is actually on display. Rankine’s The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself.

Nothing in Nature is Private

Nothing in Nature is Private
A Book

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Cleveland St U Poetry Cntr
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 9781880834091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poetry. African American Studies. "Claudia Rankine is a fiercely gifted young poet. Intelligence, a curiosity and hunger for understanding like some worrying, interior, physical pain, a gift for being alert in the world. She knows when to bless and to curse, to wonder and to judge, and she doesn't flinch. NOTHING IN NATURE IS PRIVATE is an arrival. It's the kind of book that makes you hopeful for American poetry."—Robert Hass "I am excited by Claudia Rankine's poems, their elegance, their emotional force, their scrupulous intimation of multiple identities. Representing brilliantly the prismatic vision of a Jamaican, middle class, intellectual black woman living in America, they address the widest constituency of readers. This is a richly rewarding collection."—Mervyn Morris

Penguin Modern Poets 6

Penguin Modern Poets 6
Die Deeper into Life

by Claudia Rankine,Maggie Nelson,Denise Riley

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2017-10-26
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0141987103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the seasoned poetry lover and the curious reader alike to encounter our most exciting new voices. Volume 6, Dark Looks, features the work of Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine, the two American poets who, in hybrid books bridging the divide between poetry, lyric prose, life-writing and theory such as Bluets, The Argonauts, Don't Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen, have transformed the literary landscape over the last 15 years, alongside that of Denise Riley, who for decades has been exploring closely related concerns - motherhood; identity and oppression; loss; the language and words that build, or assault, our selves - as one of the best-kept secrets of British poetry, now fittingly recognized by a string of shortlistings and awards. These are writers who combine deep thought with deep feeling to illuminate our world, how we suffer in it, how we resist it, and how we can live with and love it.

Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature

Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature
Voices Gone Viral

by Joelle Mann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-06-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1000405664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature: Voices Gone Viral investigates the formation and formulation of the contemporary novel through a historical analysis of voice studies and media studies. After situating research through voices of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, this book examines the expressions of a multi-media vocality, examining the interactions among cultural polemics, aesthetic forms, and changing media in the twenty-first century. The novel studies shown here trace the ways in which the viral aesthetics of the contemporary novel move language out of context, recontextualizing human testimony by galvanizing mixed media forms that shape contemporary literature in our age of networks. Through readings of American authors such as Claudia Rankine, David Foster Wallace, Jennifer Egan, Junot Díaz, Michael Chabon, Joseph O’Neill, Michael Cunningham, and Colum McCann, the book considers how voice acts as a site where identities combine, conform, and are questioned relationally. By listening to and tracing the spoken and unspoken voices of the novel, the author identifies a politics of listening and speaking in our mediated, informational society.

A "Black Body Electric" - African American Rhetoric(s) and the Hip-Hop Aesthetic: Claudia Rankine's Citizen, Beyonce Knowles' Lemonade, and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me

A 'Black Body Electric' - African American Rhetoric(s) and the Hip-Hop Aesthetic: Claudia Rankine's Citizen, Beyonce Knowles' Lemonade, and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me
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by Nadine Moore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work examines the formalistic shifts in contemporary African American literature through a hip-hop lens. No longer following the status quo regarding genre or voice, these texts manage to reposition Black writing by forcing an intimate conversation with their readers that compels introspection. Coupled with a mixed-media approach, these works manage to engage and center those readers who might otherwise not have access to the interior monologues of what it feels like to be Black in "post-racial" America.

Plot

Plot
A Book

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 080219852X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This poetry collection by the acclaimed author of Citizen presents an “inexhaustibly complex, varied, and . . . grimly inventive” meditation on maternity (Verse). In Claudia Rankine’s Plot, an expectant mother, Liv, and her husband, Erland, find themselves propelled into one of our most basic plots: boy loves girl, girl gets pregnant. Liv’s respect for life, however, makes her reluctant to bring a new life into the world. The couple’s electrifying journey is charted through dreams, conversations, and reflections. A text like no other, it crosses genres, existing at times in poetry, at times in dialogue and prose, in order to arrive at new life and baby Ersatz. This stunning, avant-garde performance enacts what it means to be human, and to invest in humanity. “Plot moves as in a picaresque novel, in which the body schemes and frightens, accompanied by Claudia Rankine’s instinct for poetic surprise.” —Barbara Guest, poet and author of Herself Defined

Funeral Diva

Funeral Diva
A Book

by Pamela Sneed

  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0872868133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. "She is a writer for the future, in that she defies genre."—Hilton Als "Pamela Sneed's Funeral Diva charts the 'grieving patterns' informing a life with unflinching honesty and clarity. This notable achievement, traveling from youth to adulthood, is a harrowing account of how Sneed transforms violence and pain into an artist's life."—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric In this collection of personal essays and poetry, acclaimed poet and performer Pamela Sneed details her coming of age in New York City during the late 1980s. Funeral Diva captures the impact of AIDS on Black Queer life, and highlights the enduring bonds between the living, the dying, and the dead. Sneed’s poems not only converse with lovers past and present, but also with her literary forebears—like James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde—whose aesthetic and thematic investments she renews for a contemporary American landscape. Offering critical focus on matters from police brutality to LGBTQ+ rights, Funeral Diva confronts today's most pressing issues with acerbic wit and audacity. The collection closes with Sneed's reflections on the two pandemics of her time, AIDS and COVID-19, and the disproportionate impact of each on African American communities. "Riveting, personal, open-hearted, risky and wise. This is Pamela Sneed at the top of her gifts, firmly grounding her history into our history, enriching both, acknowledging all the legacies and losses, influences gold and ash."—Sarah Schulman, author of Conflict Is Not Abuse "Pamela Sneed's Funeral Diva is deft, defiant, and devastating. Nothing exists in her work without history, without teaching me, as she writes, 'the power of what words can do.' Through her brilliant mind it's evident that everything is truly connected. You just have to find the string."—Tommy Pico, author of Feed "Funeral Diva is urgent and necessary reading to live by. This is writing at its finest. Sneed poetically processes individuation, life's journey of becoming, a visionary elegy that transforms trauma and abandonment to recognition and virtuosity. Keep this book close to your heart and soul."—Karen Finley, author of Shock Treatment "Reminiscent of Audre Lorde’s Zami, Pamela Sneed’s memoir is, in itself, a healing balm, affirming in its truths and honesty. I cannot remember ever reading a book that illustrates the impact of the AIDS epidemic on our community more poignantly than Funeral Diva."—Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Patsy "Pamela Sneed takes enormous risks in this book. She tells the truth with fierce concentration and an abiding sense of purpose.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina "In Sneed's distinctive style of prophetic foreshadowing, Funeral Diva is the tome for our awakening and for our survival."—Erica Cardwell, writer, critic, and educator

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine
A Book

by Claudia Rankine

  • Publisher : P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9780996893039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of Greater New York. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Considering the "greater" aspect of its title in terms of both geography and time, Greater New York. begins roughly with the moment when MoMA PS1 was founded in 1976 as an alternative venue that took advantage of disused real estate, reaching back to artists who engaged the margins of the city. In conjunction with the exhibition, MoMA PS1 is publishing a series of readers that will be released throughout the run of the exhibition. These short volumes revisit older histories of New York while also inviting speculation about its future, highlighting certain works in the exhibition and engaging a range of subjects including disco, performance anxiety, real estate and newly unearthed historical documents. The series features contributions from Fia Backström, Mark Beasley, Gregg Bordowitz, Susan Cianciolo, Douglas Crimp, Catherine Damman, David Grubbs, Angie Keefer, Aidan Koch, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Claudia Rankine, Collier Schorr, and Sukhdev Sandhu, concluding with a round-table conversation with exhibition curators Peter Eleey, Douglas Crimp, Thomas J. Lax and Mia Locks. The series is edited by Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Associate, MoMA PS1.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Poetic Form and Its Frustrations: Harryette Mullen, Claudia Rankine, and Terrance Hayes

Gale Researcher Guide for: Poetic Form and Its Frustrations: Harryette Mullen, Claudia Rankine, and Terrance Hayes
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by Michael J. Hartwell,Mary Pat Brady

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN : 1535849991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Poetic Form and Its Frustrations: Harryette Mullen, Claudia Rankine, and Terrance Hayes is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Book of Ayâs

The Book of Ayâs
A Book

by Neal McLeod

  • Publisher : Oskana Poetry and Poetics
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780889775121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the book of ay�s, Neal McLeod takes his place among the great Indigenous storytellers of the continent. He has situated stories of ay�s -- a traditional Cree figure who experiences exile, dislocation, and encounters with a dark spirit -- in the Plains Cree world of the mid-nineteenth century. McLeod then extends these stories and weaves them into the experience of contemporary Indigenous men who are dealing with legacies of colonial violence and trauma. At the center of McLeod's vision is the ancient marriage of Cree language and land. "With the revival of kin�hiyaw�winaw (our Cree language)," he says, "we can awaken the old horse songs of our ancestors and sing our beings back to wholeness and light."University of Regina Press is deeply honoured to be publishing this extraordinary long poem. McLeod has given us both an important work of Cree narrative history and a profound and moving meditation on cultural violence and rejuvenation. It is destined to become a classic. the book of ay�s is of special interest to fans of Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red and Claudia Rankine's Citizen, as well as any reader looking for the latest in strong Indigenous (or Native American) voices.

Assembly

Assembly
A Book

by Natasha Brown

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2021-06-03
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0241992672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent' Observer, Best Debuts of 2021 'Natasha Brown's exquisite prose, daring structure and understated elegance are utterly captivating. She is a stunning new writer' Bernardine Evaristo 'Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway meets Citizen by Claudia Rankine... As breathtakingly graceful as it is mercilessly true' Olivia Sudjic Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Step out into a world of Go Home vans. Go to Oxbridge, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy a flat. Buy art. Buy a sort of happiness. But above all, keep your head down. Keep quiet. And keep going. The narrator of Assembly is a Black British woman. She is preparing to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend's family estate, set deep in the English countryside. At the same time, she is considering the carefully assembled pieces of herself. As the minutes tick down and the future beckons, she can't escape the question: is it time to take it all apart? Assembly is a story about the stories we live within - those of race and class, safety and freedom, winners and losers. And it is about one woman daring to take control of her own story, even at the cost of her life. 'Expertly crafted, remarkable, astonishing... A literary debut with flavours of Jordan Peele's Get Out' Bookseller, Editor's Choice 'I read it compulsively in a single sitting' Will Harris 'Bold and original, with a cool intelligence, and so very truthful about the colonialist structure of British society' Diana Evans 'This marvel of a novel manages to say all there is to say about Britain today... I will never forget where I was when I read it, how I felt at the start of it and by the end... Superb' Sabrina Mahfouz

American Women Poets in the 21st Century

American Women Poets in the 21st Century
Where Lyric Meets Language

by Claudia Rankine,Juliana Spahr

  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 0819574449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poetry in America is flourishing in this new millennium and asking serious questions of itself: Is writing marked by gender and if so, how? What does it mean to be experimental? How can lyric forms be authentic? This volume builds on the energetic tensions inherent in these questions, focusing on ten major American women poets whose collective work shows an incredible range of poetic practice. Each section of the book is devoted to a single poet and contains new poems; a brief "statement of poetics" by the poet herself in which she explores the forces — personal, aesthetic, political — informing her creative work; a critical essay on the poet's work; a biographical statement; and a bibliography listing works by and about the poet. Underscoring the dynamic give and take between poets and the culture at large, this anthology is indispensable for anyone interested in poetry, gender and the creative process. CONTRIBUTORS: Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lucie Brock Broido, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Susan Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Harryette Mullen.

Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings
A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition

by Cathy Park Hong

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1782837248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chosen as a Guardian BOOK OF 2020 and picked by AnOther as a Book You Should Read This Year"unputdownable ... Hong's razor-sharp, provocative prose will linger long after you put Minor Feelings down" AnOther 'Minor Feelings is anything but minor. In these provocative and passionate essays, Cathy Park Hong gives us an incendiary account of what it means to be and to feel Asian American today ... Minor Feelings is absolutely necessary.' - Nguyen Thanh Viet, author of the Sympathizer 'Hong says the book was 'a dare to herself', and she makes good on it: by writing into the heart of her own discomfort, she emerges with a reckoning destined to be a classic.' - Maggie Nelson, author of the Argonauts What happens when an immigrant believes the lies they're told about their own racial identity? For Cathy Park Hong, they experience the shame and difficulty of "minor feelings". The daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up in America steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these "minor feelings" occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality. With sly humour and a poet's searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and artmaking, and to family and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche - and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.