Poetry. Asian American Studies. In ADAMANTINE, the poet explores the strength of stone and spirit, disarming hardness to explore the power of the human spirit to transform itself through adversity. Drawn from global news stories, the subjects of these poems range from the tallest man in the world, an Olympic medalist, and a burning monk to a family stranded in the Oregon wilderness. An ongoing investigation of the poet's interest in the visual arts, a suite of poems contemplates the work of Goya, Warhol, Rothko, Cornell, and Calder, as well as master artists and craftsmen from the Eastern traditions.
Author City: CONWAY, AR USA
Shin Yu Pai grew up in the Inland Empire of Southern California and have lived and worked in Boston, Madrid, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Taipei, and Seattle. She is the author of seven books of poetry, as well as an oral historian, photographer, and editor. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Poems have been commissioned by the Dallas Museum of Art and her work is also featured in the Poetry-in-Motion Program sponsored by DART. She has been a featured presenter at major events including the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival and the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival. In 2010, she became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers.
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