A shaft of light

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Finishing Line Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.21 inches | 0.31 pounds
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About the Author
Ann Huang is an author, poet, and filmmaker based in Newport Beach, Southern California. She was born in Mainland, China and raised in Mexico and the U.S. World literature and theatrical performances became dominating forces during her linguistic training at various educational institutions. Huang possesses a unique global perspective of the past, present, and future of Latin America, the United States, and China. She is an MFA candidate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has authored one chapbook and three poetry collections. Her surrealist poem "Night Lullaby," was a Ruth Stone Poetry Prize finalist. "Crustacea" another of her surrealist poems, was nominated Best of the Net in Priestess & Hierophant. In addition, Huang's book-length poetry collection, Saffron Splash, was a finalist in the CSU Poetry Center's Open Book Poetry Competition.

This lovely, unusual book is inhabited by a shapeshifting "you," who is sometimes the speaker, sometimes an intimate other, and sometimes, perhaps, figures mentioned along the way--Plath, Matisse, Obama, Jung, a grandparent, a parent. They mesh into one consciousness that is almost but not quite troubled--bemused, questing, dreaming its way into and through observed surfaces to offer partial insights that question and tease and resonate. As does the language, which is surreal and fresh at every turn.

--Leslie Ullman, author of Library of Small Happiness