Storytelling in Cambodia:
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Poetry. Asian Studies. This moving, rich cycle of linked poems journeys from Cambodia's ancient mythic times to the killing fields and to the UN presence during Cambodia's first free elections. It bears witness to the plight of the Cambodian people and to all who have endured holocausts. The reader viscerally experiences the sweet-sour tastes of both jungle fruits and blackened, dead potato patches; the sights and sounds of the bombed Cambodian countryside and its fecund cities--as well as the humanity of others and ourselves.
Calyx Books, 9780934971904, 109pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
About the Author
Brooklyn-born Willa Schneberg's second poetry collection, Margins of the World, won the 2002 Oregon Book Award for Poetry and also received the honor of Garrison Keillor reading from it for the 2002/2003 Writer's Almanac. A sculptor and clinical social worker, Schneberg has been published in American Poetry Review, among others. From 1992-1993, she worked for the U.N. in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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