Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. In THE BETWEENS, Arrieu-King builds an experimental memoir from prose blocks: ones about microaggressions, scientific facts, as well as metaphors from art, history, and textile arts. In this book of lyric prose, those caught between two cultures can see their negotiation of the two accrete into something beyond a binary narrative. It also asks how one’s point of view opens the world or limits us, and what to do with the suffering that we ultimately experience and cause.
Cynthia Arrieu-King is a former Kundiman Fellow and associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University. Her poetry books include PEOPLE ARE TINY IN PAINTINGS OF CHINA (Octopus Books, 2010), MANIFEST, which won the Gatewood Prize selected by Harryette Mullen (Switchback, 2013), FUTURELESS LANGUAGES (Radiator Press, 2018), and THE BETWEENS (Noemi Press, 2021). Her next poetry book, CONTINUITY (Octopus Books, 2021), is the sequel to FUTURELESS LANGUAGES.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA