A fusion of east and west, high culture, popular culture, and ancient Chinese history mark this distinguished collection.
"Impeccable form holds seething emotion as Chin...looks from East to West and back again." — Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Chin's creativity as a poet is undeniable, as she physically shapes poems into images and breaks traditional forms." — Nhien Nguyen, International Examiner
"Chin's dazzling longing creates a past that becomes essential to our understanding of her elliptical and passionately insistent poetic statement." — Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"These are poems of burgeoning praise and heartfelt vision for the new century." — John Gery, New Orleans Times Picayune
"Marilyn Chin's new poems are unmistakable evidence of the universal reach of the particular—when the art is powerful, uncompromised, and unerring as hers." — Adrienne Rich