Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Night, Fish and Charlie Parker by Phan Nhien Hao

I believe I have said before that poetry is not my strong suit. The book Night, Fish and Charlie Parker is a work by Vietnamese surrealist author Phan Nhien Hao. Because this poet is in exile his work deals with the effects of the war and the immigrant life. He is currently living in Los Angeles.

This volume feels a little uneven to me. There are some really interesting pieces in the book but also some that are a bit weak. Because this is not my specialty I have asked a couple of poetry professors to take a look and give me their feedback as well.

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