Wordtech Communications, Paperback, 9781625490636, 96pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
In SOUVENIR, a compelling debut book by Aimee Suzara, a Filipino-American woman encounters narratives of her history-from the "living exhibits" of Filipinos in the 1904 World's Fair to the migration of her family across seas and continents to the Wild West. The poems consider what souvenirs are kept as histories are buried, found, and reinvented. "In this powerful meditation on history and the legacies of race, family, and identity, Suzara's poetry is precise, cogent, and formally inventive. SOUVENIR adds a necessary and needed portrait in our American mosaic."-David Mura