Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies, LGBT Studies. To interrupt is to crystallize the line between belonging and unbelonging—in order to shatter it. BOOK OF INTERLUDES is a series of interruptions/interventions in varying forms: here are prose poems that double back into parentheticals, free verses that speak sternly of hesitance and equivocation, and short essays that rise out of specific cities into unspecified doubt. The book incites its readers to interrupt themselves in their readings in order to, over and over, enter a space of intermission and alienation, with all its glaring light and no clear exit path.
CAREEN (Noemi Press, 2019) is Grace Shuyi Liew's debut collection of poetry. Her work has appeared in West Branch, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, cream city review, PANK, Twelfth House, and elsewhere. She is a Watering Hole fellow, and her other honors include the Lucille Clifton Poetry Fellowship from Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Aspen Summer Words scholarship, resident writer at Can Serrat in Barcelona, resident at Agora Affect, and others. Grace is a Contributing Editor for Waxwing. Born and raised in Malaysia, a former colony of The British Empire, Grace thinks closely of migration, loss, sexuality, violence, and nation states. The Mother figure, the Mother tongue, and the Mother land converge in her work, alongside theories about split consciousnesses and their affect. Currently, she lives in New York, where she runs a burgeoning qpoc arts collective, and works on a novel.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA