Poetry. Asian American Studies. ARDOR is a book-length poem comprised of lucid dreams, letters, and prayers with the sensual feminine awareness of C. D. Wright, the radiant spirituality of Fanny Howe, the playful erudition of Anne Carson, and the linguistic play of Myung Mi Kim. Ardor employs ecstatic utterances, linguistic migrations, silences, and women's voices in a feminine consciousness lingering on the mystery of love and glossolalia, speaking tongues in the context of a lyric postmodern aesthetic.
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Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of THE MAZE OF TRANSPARENCIES(Ellipsis, 2019) and SONATA IN K (Ellipsis Press, 2017) as well as the poetry books PHYLA OF JOY (Tupelo, 2012), ARDOR (Tupelo, 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande, 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. Lee also wrote two chapbooks, God's One Hundred Promises (Swan Scythe, 2002) and What the Sea Earns for a Living (Quaci Press, 2014). A book of literary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations (Cambria, 2013), was selected for the Cambria Sinophone World Series. She currently lives in San Diego. Follow her @karenanhweilee.Author City: SAN DIEGO, CA USA