Poetry. Asian American Studies. Berkshire Prize for First or Second Book, chosen by D. A. Powell. Entranced by time and location and the body's longings, this is a book of self-translation. Each poem has gone through a transmigration process, as the poet negotiates between her native Chinese and her adopted English, attempting to condense, distill, and expand seeing and understanding.
Ye Chun is the author of a book of poetry, Travel Over Water (The Bitter Oleander Press, 2005), and a 2011 novel in Chinese, Peach Tree In The Sea (People's Literature Publishing House, 2010). She holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and is completing a doctorate at the University of Missouri. Author City: COLUMBIA, MO USA