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In Passing


Anomalous Press


YZ Chin deter


dancing girl press


YZ Chin deter

I didn't always have an American accent. When I first arrived in the U.S., I had a hard time making myself understood to Americans.


This chapbook of poems incorporates words that tripped on my tongue; that made me difficult; that marked me as alien. There are false cognates, and homonyms that are homonyms only because I pronounced some words in ways that were unexpected to listeners.

A chapbook of poetry and prose about losing grip on the abstract and yet all-too-real concepts of country and clan.

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