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Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Dhompa's potent suite of poems elucidates the humanness and adversities of the Tibetan diaspora. You enter the immigrant girl-child's bifurcated world, coming and going, language to language, culture to culture, from childhood to sexuality. A lovely explication of 'dharma—things as they are, and how precious they are, no special pleading—Anne Waldman.
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of MY RICE TASTES LIKE THE LAKE (Apogee Press, 2011), IN THE ABSENT EVERYDAY (Apogee Press, 2005), and RULES OF THE HOUSE (Apogee Press, 2002), which was a finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards in 2003. Dhompa attended Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and San Francisco State University. Her publications include two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.Bacus, Potes & Poets Press, 2000) and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press, 2000). She has received a Cultural Equity Grant from the Arts Commission of San Francisco, and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Hedgebrook. Dhompa grew up in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA