The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems is a collection of poetry and prose written over a period of 20 years. From Asia to Europe to America, it is a sketch of scenes already vanishing. More importantly, it is about engaging cultures and landscapes, as well as fortified domestic spaces and the lives lived within them.
Steeped in histories and cartographies, Aileen I. Cassinetto's THE PINK HOUSE OF PURPLE YAM PRESERVES & OTHER POEMS transports you into another realm. Lyrical and thoughtful juxtaposition, Cassinetto's poems delve into pasts threading them together into a majestic tapestry. The pink house representing childhood memories and worldly travels. The purple jam or ube as they call it in the Philippines is a delicacy unto its own. Cassinetto's collection comprises of finely crafted poems, prose and essays, which weaves a story of migration into earthly and divine dominions. --Cristina Querrer, author of By Astrolabes & Constellations and The Art of Exporting
About the author:
AILEEN I. CASSINETTO is the third Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, the first Asian American appointed to the post, and the author of the poetry collection, Traje de Boda, and the chapbooks, The Art of Salamat, B&O Blues, and Tweet.