Title

Living Quarters

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2015

Department

Creative Writing

Language

English

Abstract

Thought-provoking poems reflect an intimate internal dialogue, addressing among other ideas Is it really safer at home, or are there perils within our closest relationships, in daily domestic ritual? And where is home, when people are constantly moving, marriages dissolving, new relationships beginning and ending? When is a house just a house, and when does it become a home? Living Quarters uses both the structure of a domestic space and the rhythms of the seasons to seek (but not reliably find) order and consolation in life's seeming disorder. Su deftly uses poetic forms to convey meaning in multi-layered works of rare design.

Living Quarters includes the following poems:

I: Earthbound, Chinese Parsley, Contentment, 1980, Kitchen, Sunday Dinner, Asian Shrimp, At the Checkout, Supermarket Fruits, When More is Better, Dessert, In Late November, The Wife, Rosemary

II: Turning in Early, Leisure, Complaint, Insomnia, To Stay in Place, Bronchitis, Affliction, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Practice, Bathtime, The Frost Place, To a Limited Extent, Into a Rock, On Writing

III: Weeding, Backyard, On Being Criticized for Coming from Suburbia, July, Raspberry Patch, Ownership, Grief, Sage, The Rosemary, Outside, Tomatoes, Mortals, April, First Garden, Inclinations

IV: Procrastination, Achievement, Technology, By the Sea, On Seldom Going to the Movies, Land of Plenty, Youth, If Only I'd Met You Earlier, Radiology, Downward Dog, Learning Cursive, Twenty-Two, Adaptation, To a Student Dying Young

Comments

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"April" and "Downward Dog" have also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "April; Downward Dog." Cerise Press 2, no. 5 (2010-11). http://www.cerisepress.com/02/05/april, http://www.cerisepress.com/02/05/downward-dog

"On Writing" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "On Writing." New England Review 33, no. 1 (2012): 43. http://www.nereview.com/back-issues/vol-33-1-4-2012-2013/vol-33-no-1-2012/
-Su, Adrienne. "On Writing." In The Best American Poetry 2013, edited by Denise Duhamel, 138-139. New York: Scribner Poetry, 2013.
-Su, Adrienne. "On Writing." In The Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter Twelfth edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays, 792. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
-Su, Adrienne. "On Writing." In The Norton introduction to Literature, 12th edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays, 946. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

"First Garden" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "First Garden." Southwest Review 98, no. 1 (2013): 43.
-Su, Adrienne. "First Garden." Verse Daily (Poem published online May 15, 2013). http://www.versedaily.org/2013/firstgarden.shtml

"The Frost Place" and "Sage" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Frost Place; "Sage." Terminus 11(2014): 24-26.

"Procrastination" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Procrastination." Blue Lyra Review 3, no. 2 (2014): http://bluelyrareview.com/issue-3-2/

"1980" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "1980." Crab Orchard Review 18, no. 1 (2013): 134-135.

"Technology" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Technology." Poet Lore 108, no. 1-2 (2013): 27.

"By the Sea", "Chinese Parsley", and "Mortals" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "By the Sea; Chinese Parsley; Mortals." Connotation Press 9, no. 7 (2012). http://www.connotationpress.com/a-poetry-congeries-with-john-hoppenthaler/october-2012/1568-adrienne-su-poetry

"Achievement" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Achievement." Hawai`i Pacific Review 26 (2012): 36.

"Grief" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Grief." The Massachusetts Review 53, no. 2 (2012): 276.

"The Wife" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Wife." The New Republic 243, no. 10 (2012): 40.

"Contentment" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Contentment." New England Review 33, no. 1 (2012): 44.

"Backyard" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Backyard." The Kenyon Review 34, no. 2 (2012): 167-168.

"On Seldom Going to the Movies" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "On Seldom Going to the Movies." Northwest Review 49, no. 2 (2011): 116.

"Radiology" and "To a Limited Extent" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Radiology; To a Limited Extent." Prarie Schooner 85, no. 2 (2011): 53-55.

"Practice", "Sunday Dinner", "When More is Better", "Twenty-Two", and "Bathtime" have also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Practice; Sunday Dinner; When More is Better; Twenty-Two; Bathtime." The Asian American Literary Review Winter/Spring (2011): 86-93.

"Adaptation" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Adaptation." Green Mountains Review 23, no. 2 (2010): 166.

"Ownership", "Asian Shrimp", and "At the Checkout" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Ownership; Asian Shrimp; At the Checkout." Cavalier Literary Couture 1, no. 1 (2009): 115-117.

"To a Student Dying Young" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "To a Student Dying Young." Dickinson Magazine 86, no. 4 (Spring 2009).

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