Chenou Liu


A Tanka about Chinese New Year


The 10th tanka in the sequence, Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing

alone
on Chinese New Year
I raise my glass
to invite the bright moon
... a party of three


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. You can read the whole sequence,

Submitted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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