By Aimee Nezhukumatathil
(Tupelo Press, Paperback, 9781932195583, 78pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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Poetry. Asian American Studies. LUCKY FISH travels along a lush current--a confluence of leaping vocabulary and startling formal variety, with upwelling gratitude at its source: for love, motherhood, "new hope," and the fluid and rich possibilities of words themselves. With an exuberant appetite for "my morning song, my scurry-step, my dew," anchored in complicated human situations, this astounding young poet's third collection of poems is her strongest yet.