Radiant Silhouette: New and Selected Work, 1974-1988

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Critics view Radiant Silhouette as a critical point in the career of acclaimed author John Yau. Publishers Weekly, for example, has recently remarked that "[Yau's poems] churn along with the bright inventiveness that ha[s] characterized his work . . . since the selected Radiant Silhouette from 1990." The inventiveness in question is one borne of an ethnic background that is at the fore in the work of Yau.
Radiant Silhouette created the buzz about John Yau, and it is worth seeing what in turn created that title: the celebrated poems herein plumb the rejections, joys and confusions of growing up Chinese-American, and they are essential reading for any American, Chinese- or not, in today's America, more a melting pot than ever.

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John Yau is a well-known poet, critic, and editor. he has published eight books of poems and several works of prose, as well as monographs on the work of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and A. R. Penck. His poetry and criticism have been published in dozens of national magazines.

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After Moving
All This Changing Trouble Luck And Suddenness
Avenue Of Americans
Bare Sheets: 1
Bare Sheets: 2
Bare Sheets: 3
Broken Off By The Music
Cameo Of A Chinese Woman On Mulberry Street
Carp And Goldfish
Cascade
Cenotaph
Cenotaph Of Snow
The Charred Voice Of Max Ernst
Chinese Villanelle
Choral Amphisbaena
The Clay Nursing Home
Confessions
Corpse And Mirror: 1
Corpse And Mirror: 2
Corpse And Mirror: 3
Dear
A Differemt Cereal
A Different Prince
The Discovery Of Honey
Dragon's Blood: 1
Dragon's Blood: 2
Dragon's Blood: 3
Dragon's Blood: 4
The Dream Life Of A Coffin Factory In Lynn, Massachusetts
Dream Report
E Pluribus Unum
Electric Drills
Engines Of Gloom And Affection
Eskimo Tales
Eskimo Villanelle
Flying Inland
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 1
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 2
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 3
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 4
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 5
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 6
Genghis Chan: Private Eye 7
Halfway To China
If You Asked
January 18, 1979
La Brea
Late Night Movies
Manhattan Miniature
Marco Polo
Medusa
Missing Pages
Modern Love
Nantucket
No One Ever Tried To Kiss Anna May Wong
The Noise Of Life
Paradise
Picture Book
The Pleasures Of Exile
Postcards From Nebraska
Predella
Predella
Radiant Silhouette: 1
Radiant Silhouette: 2
Radiant Silhouette: 3
Radiant Silhouette: 4
Radiant Silhouette: 5
The Reading Of An Ever-changing Tale
Recoil
Red Fountain
The Return Of The Hunters
Return Of Ulysses: 1
Return Of Ulysses: 2
Robert Herrick
Rumors
Sam Spade Haiku
Scenes From The Life Of Boullee
Seance Music
Serenade
Shanghai Shenanigans
Shimmering Pediment
The Sleepless Night Of Eugene Delacroix
Sometimes
Spin, Spell, Spill
A Suite Of Imitations Written After ... Li He & Li Shang-yin
The Telephone Call
Ten Songs
Texas Sprawl
Their Shadows
Toy Trucks And Fried Rice
Two Kinds Of Song
Two Mediatations On Guanajuato
Variations On Corpse And Mirror
Variations On Corpse And Mirror (second Set)
We Are All Vultures
Why Did What Was Then
You Must Remember
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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