Title

Middle Kingdom

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1997

Department

Creative Writing

Language

English

Abstract

Middle Kingdom, Adrienne Su's first collection of poems, explores American identity in terms of language, geography, and personal history. Starting in Georgia, the poems travel to New York, New England, China, Mexico, and other locales in the search for a sense of place.

Middle Kingdom includes the following poems:

I. In the Suburbs: Address, 1978, Hitchhikers, Eighteen-Year-Old Biography, The Word Was My First Companion, At Seven I Mistake a Documentary on the Internment Camps for an Announcement to All Asians in America, My House in the Suburbs, Savannah Crabs

II. Women and Men: Miss Chang Is Missing, Visitation, PIRANEX, Antidepressant, Men, Elegy, An Afternoon in the Park, Dog Winter

III. Dea Ex Machina: In Mexico City, Illumination, Translation

IV. Middle Kingdoms: Under the Window, Francine, The Emperor's Second Wife, The Bride, Claiming the Find, Shanghai '87, China, Four Sonnets about Food, Home

Comments

For more information on the published version, visit Alice James Book's Website.

"Four Sonnets about Food" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." The Greensboro Review 60 (1996):118-119.
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." Translated by Mark Aldrich. Sirena: Poesia, Arte y Critica 1 (2004): 44-47.
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." In The New American Poets : A Bread Loaf Anthology, edited by Michael Collier, 233-234. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2000.
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 286-287. DuBois, PA: Mammoth, 2005.
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." In The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink, edited by Kevin Young, 41-42. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.
-Su, Adrienne. "Four Sonnets about Food." In Serious Daring : Creative Writing in Four Genres, Lisa Roney, 520-521. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

"Illuminations" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Illuminations." In Lit From Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books, edited by Anne Marie Macari and Carey Salerno, 133. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2013.

"Men" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Men." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 283-284. Dubois, PA: Mammoth Press, 2005.

"Miss Chang Is Missing" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Miss Chang Is Missing." Radcliffe Quarterly 83, no. 3 (1997): 38.
-Su, Adrienne. "Miss Chang Is Missing." In Poetry Daily: 366 Poems From the World's Most Popular Poetry Website, edited by Diane Boller, Don Selby, and Chryss Yost, 244. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003.

"Savannah Crabs" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Savannah Crabs." Clockwatch Review 10, no. 1-2 (1995-96): 6.
-Su, Adrienne. "Savannah Crabs." In Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, edited by Victoria Chang, 155-156. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
-Su, Adrienne. "Savannah Crabs." In Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, edited by Sandra Beasley, 56-57. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2018.

"The Emperor's Second Wife" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Emperor's Second Wife." In Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, edited by Miguel Algarín and Bob Holman, 147-148. New York: H. Holt, 1994.
-Su, Adrienne. "The Emperor's Second Wife." In Poetry Slam : The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, edited by Gary Mex Glazner, 187-188. San Francisco: Manic D Press, 2000.

"Antidepressant" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Antidepressant." In American Poetry: The Next Generation, edited by Gerald Costanzo and Jim Daniels, 383-384. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000.

"Elegy" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Elegy." In Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, edited by Miguel Algarín and Bob Holman, 149-150. New York: H. Holt, 1994.

"Home" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Home." Sojourner 22, no. 6 (1997): 34.

"Shanghai '87" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Shanghai '87." The Massachusetts Review 37, no. 1 (1996): 130-31.
-Su, Adrienne. "Shanghai '87." In Random House Treasury Favorite Poems from Cities Around the World, edited by Victoria Sams, 232-235. New York: Random House Reference, 2004.

"My House in the Suburbs" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "My House in the Suburbs." Prairie Schooner 70, no. 1 (1996): 153-55.

"An Afternoon in the Park" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "An Afternoon in the Park." Epoch 44, no. 2 (1995): 214-15.
-Su, Adrienne. "An Afternoon in the Park." Translated by Mark Aldrich. Sirena: Poesia, Arte y Critica 1 (2004): 44-47.

"The Bride" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Bride." Prairie Schooner 67, no. 3 (1993): 34-37.

"Under the Window" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Under the Window." The Writer's Eye (1993): 66-67.

"Claiming the Find" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Claiming the Find." Chelsea 49 (1990): 96-98.



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