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Landlady in Bangkok (National Poetry)

Karen Swenson


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Writing poems set in Southeast Asia, Swenson absorbs the anguish of colonization and dictatorship to reveal ordinary people and events with a sardonic humor, pathos, and hope. Selected for the National Poetry Series by Maxine Kumin.She is...a poet of consequence, bearing witness in charged language to all that she has seen.--Wall Street Journal

Copper Canyon Press, 9781556590672, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1994