Title

Having None of It

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2009

Department

Creative Writing

Language

English

Abstract

In her third collection, award-winning poet Adrienne Su reflects deeply about the circumstances in which people are forced to remake themselves: as parents, as immigrants, as people whose marriages have ended, as people who've wound up in a place they never intended to settle.

Having None of It includes the following poems:

The Pen, On Not Writing in Cafés, Love, The Countdown, Post, The Grave, Inheritance, Middle of Nowhere, In Spite of Great Difficulty, Some Grandmothers, The Love Boat, The Women and the Girls, Why It Happened, Double Happiness, Breakup, In the Wake, The Amazing Part, Doglessness, Ode to a Lipstick, T.J. Maxx, Having It All, Fricassee au Poulet, March Comes In Like a Lion, 1989, Knowledge, Even the Overachievers Had Barbies, Reading, Men Alone, Housekeeping, The Slightest Sign, In Labor, Goddess/ Sybil/ Lactation Consultant, The Baby Years, Child, Imagining China, The Re-Education of the Intellectuals, ABC, In the Country, Afterwards, Summer, Georgia, The Outer Cape, Harvard, The Yoga Class, The Starving-Artist Years, Late Twenties, The Brain Goddess and the Sex Goddess Meet at Macy's, Animal Mornings, Sestina, The Rift, Takeout, Witness, The Muse as Middle-Aged Man, Renunciation, Chinese, a found poem, In the New World, His Father's Son, Exchange, Nobody Said

Comments

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"Even the Overachievers Had Barbies" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Even the Overachievers Had Barbies." Oxford American 64 (2009): 92.

"Harvard" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Harvard." Gargoyle 54 (2009): 129-30.

"The Love Boat" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Love Boat." Indiana Review 30.2 (2008): 109.

“On Not Writing in Cafés” has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. “On Not Writing in Cafés.” Antioch Review 66, no. 3 (2008): 554.

“The Women and the Girls” has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. “The Women and the Girls.” Emprise Review (October 2008).

"Middle of Nowhere" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Middle of Nowhere." Green Mountains Review 21, no.1 (2008): 83.

“Imagining China” and “In Spite of Great Difficulty” have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Imagining China; In Spite of Great Difficulty." PoetryMagazine.com, Features section, Summer 2008.

"The Re-Education of the Intellectuals" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Re-Education of the Intellectuals." Electronic Poetry Review 8: http://www.epoetry.org/issues/issue8/text/poems/su1.htm

“Animal Mornings” and “The Rift” have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Animal Mornings; The Rift." Poet Lore 103, no. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2008): 19, 86.

“The Muse as Middle-Aged Man” and “Nobody Said” have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. “The Muse as Middle-Aged Man; Nobody Said.” Eclipse 19 (Fall 2008): 11-12.

“Having It All”, “The Outer Cape” and “Summer” have also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Having It All; The Outer Cape; Summer." Prairie Schooner 82, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 137-9.

“The Baby Years” and “His Father’s Son” have also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "The Baby Years; His Father's Son." Crazyhorse 72 (Fall 2007).

"Reading" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Reading." New Letters 74, no. 1 (2007): 36-7.

“In Labor” has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "In Labor." Crab Orchard Review 12, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2007): 188-9.

"Sestina" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Sestina." MiPoesias The Asian-American Issue (2006).

"Child" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Child." MiPoesias 20, no. 2 (2006).

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