Chenou Liu


A Tanka About Job Hunting - Poem by Chenou Liu

the Maple Leaf
flapping in summer heat
no Canadian experience
no job... no job
no Canadian experience


Poet's Notes about The Poem

the 14th tanka in the sequence about diasporic experiences

Note: Based on the principles of progression and association employed in Japanese court poetry (for more information, see 'To the Lighthouse: Principles of Progression and Association in Tanka Sequences, ' http: //goo.gl/4a1nb) , Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing is first English language tanka sequence about diasporic experiences. In the sequence, I adopt an intersectional approach to exploring a wide range of issues related to immigration, English learning, racialized identity, racism, job seeking, colonization, acculturation,...etc. You can read the whole sequence, http: //goo.gl/m9R9V

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, January 3, 2014


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