Transpacific and Asian American Counterpoetics

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Abstract

In my earlier work, Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics, I define counterpostics as "poetic resistance to imperial, national, and other forms of homogeneous narrative" (Huang 2008, 9). In the context of the transpacific, poetic imagination "departs from its Romanticist, transcendentalist origin and spreads new roots in 'articulation' as a situated and contested social imaginary" (ibid.) In the current essay, I continue this line of thinking while trying to delineate a brief history of Asian American poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry
EditorsWalter KALAIDIJIAN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter17
Pages223-233
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781107040366, 9781107683280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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HUANG, Y. (2015). Transpacific and Asian American Counterpoetics. In W. KALAIDIJIAN (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry (pp. 223-233). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139628907.019