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Chenou Liu


Foreign Moon Tanka


The second tanka in the sequence, Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing


Mom once said
foreign moon bigger
than ours...
the harvest moon hangs high
between Pacific shores


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, ' 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.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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