Title

Sanctuary

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2006

Department

Creative Writing

Language

English

Abstract

In carefully crafted lines that are often humorous ("Asian Driver: The Sestina"), Su explores the risks that an individual encounters as a member of any community: a neighborhood, a family, a racial group, a gender, a parent. While many of these poems are about being a mother ("With Children"), Sanctuary is also about being the child of Chinese immigrants, for whom ambition is a lower priority than survival ("Escape from the Old Country").

Sanctuary contains the following poems:

The English Canon, Escape from the Old Country, New York, Fear of Flying, Men at Forty, Women, In the Maternity Shop, Bargain, Wedding Gifts, Summer of the Abducted Child, China II, Foreign Languages, College, Geography, Ars Longa, Sleep When the Baby Sleeps, China III, I Can't Become a Buddhist, Adolescence, Creation, Publication, Fear, Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers, From the Provinces, Spring, Provincetown, Things Chinese, Asian Driver: The Sestina, Asian Driver: The Haiku, Postpartum Vocabulary, The First Trimester, Woman under a Roof, Early Work, Secundigravida, Anxiety, With Children, The Girls Learn to Levitate

Comments

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"Escape from the Old Country" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Escape from the Old Country." Poetry Foundation (Poem published online July 2010).
-Su, Adrienne. "Escape from the Old Country." In The Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter Twelfth edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays, 792. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
-Su, Adrienne. "Escape from the Old Country." In The Norton introduction to Literature, 12th edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays, 946. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

"Adolescence" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Adolescence." Electronic Poetry Review 2 (2001). https://www.epoetry.org/issues/spring01/text/poems/asu2.html
-Su, Adrienne. "Adolescence." Poetry Foundation (Poem published online July 2010). https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53682/adolescence-56d23333e10b1
-Su, Adrienne. "Adolescence." Poetry Foundation Poem of the Day (Poem published online February 21, 2017).

"China III" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "China III." MiPoesias 19, no. 1 (2005).
-Su, Adrienne. "China III." Poetry Foundation (Poem published online July 2010). https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53681/china-iii

"Things Chinese" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Things Chinese." Prairie Schooner 78, no. 4 (2004): 100-101. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/176352
--Su, Adrienne. "Things Chinese." Poetry Foundation (Poem published online July 2010). https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53683/things-chinese

"The English Canon" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." New Letters 65, no. 3 (1999): 75. http://www.newletters.org/magazine/volume-65-issue-3
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." Translated by Mark Aldrich. El Maquinista de la Generación 15 (2008): 118-123.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In The Best American Poetry 2000, edited by David Lehman, 176. New York: Scribner, 2000.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation , edited by Victoria Chang, 153. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 288. DuBois, PA: Mammoth, 2005.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Literature and Its Writers: A Compact Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, edited by Ann Charters and Samuel Charters, 906-7. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2007.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, by David Starkey, 87. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology, 3rd ed., edited by Helen Vendler, 606-8. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning, 2018.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Literature and Its Writers : A Compact Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama: edited by Ann Charters and Samuel Charters, 816. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2012.
-Su, Adrienne. "The English Canon." In Literature: Craft and Voice, by Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse, 996-7. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

"Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers." New Letters 65, no. 3 (1999): 76. http://www.newletters.org/magazine/volume-65-issue-3
-Su, Adrienne. "Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers." In Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation , edited by Victoria Chang, 154. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
-Su, Adrienne. "Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers." In Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology, 3rd ed., edited by Helen Vendler, 606-8. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, Macmillan Learning, 2018.

"Geography" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Geography." Meridians 1, no. 2 (2001): 52.
-Su, Adrienne. "Geography." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 285. DuBois, PA: Mammoth Press, 2005.

"Spring" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Spring." New Letters 68, no. 2 (2002): 68-69.
-Su, Adrienne. "Spring." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 284-285. DuBois, PA: Mammoth Press, 2005.

"Wedding Gifts" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Wedding Gifts." Indiana Review 21, no. 2 (1999): 97.
-Su, Adrienne. "Wedding Gifts." Translated by Mark Aldrich. Sirena: Poesia, Arte y Critica 1 (2004): 50-51.
-Su, Adrienne. "Wedding Gifts." In The New American Poets : A Bread Loaf Anthology, edited by Michael Collier, 237. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2000.
-Su, Adrienne. "Wedding Gifts." In Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, edited by Victoria Chang, 156-157. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
-Su, Adrienne. "Wedding Gifts." In Poetry 30: Thirty-Something American Thirty-Something Poets, edited by Gerry LaFemina and Daniel Crocker, 290. Dubois, PA: Mammoth Press, 2005.

"The Girls Learn to Levitate" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The Girls Learn to Levitate." The Greensboro Review 65 (1999): 84.
-Su, Adrienne. "The Girls Learn to Levitate." In The Pushcart Prize, 2000, XXIV: Best of the Small Presses, edited by Bill Henderson, 358-359. Wainscott, N.Y.: Pushcart Press, 2000.

"Early Work" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Early Work." Modernization 88, no. 1 (2001).
-Su, Adrienne. "Early Work." Translated by Mark Aldrich. El Maquinista de la Generación 15 (2008): 118-123.

"Bargain" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Bargain." Washington Square 7 (2001): 28.
-Su, Adrienne. "Bargain." Translated by Mark Aldrich. El Maquinista de la Generación 15 (2008): 118-123.

"Ars Longa" and "Foreign Languages" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Ars Longa; Foreign Languages." Translated by Mark Aldrich. El Maquinista de la Generación 15 (2008): 118-123.

“The First Trimester”, “Provincetown”, and “Woman under a Roof” have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "The First Trimester; Provincetown; Woman under a Roof." Eclipse 16 (Fall 2005): 81-84.

"With Children" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "With Children." Literature and Belief 24, no. 1-2 (2004): 156.

"In the Maternity Shop" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "In the Maternity Shop." Crab Orchard Review 10, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2005): 200.

"Summer of the Abducted Child" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Summer of the Abducted Child." Hunger Mountain 5 (Fall 2004): 131-33.

"Fear" and "Creation" have also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Fear; Creation." Prairie Schooner 78, no. 4 (Winter 2004): 99, 101-102.

"Asian Driver: The Sestina" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Asian Driver: The Sestina." MiPoesias 19, no. 1 (2005).

"New York" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "New York." Poet Lore 99, no. 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2004): 36.

"Publication" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Publication." Free Verse 6 (Spring 2004).

"Fear of Flying" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "Fear of Flying." The Clarion Review 2 (2004): 36-37.

"College" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "College." Gargoyle 47 (2003): 89-91.
-Su, Adrienne. "College." Verse Daily (www.versedaily.org), Oct. 8, 2003.

"China II" has also been published as:
-Su, Adrienne. "China II." Electronic Poetry Review 2 (2001).





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