Monday, August 1, 2011

Two new publications from Tinfish Press

Please order through our website. You can use the form on the website (scroll to the end for these titles), or send checks to Tinfish Press, 47-728 Hui Kelu Street #9, Kaneohe, HI 96744

and then entwine, by jai arun ravine

This powerful first collection by Thai American writer Jai Arun Ravine pulls itself and its readers across geographies, cultures, languages, identities, and genders in a performance of transformation. Ravine weaves Thai and English, the past and the present, the lyric and the narrative, into a hypnotizing poetic dance. Additionally, Ravine explores the documentation of identity and citizenship through re-articulating charts, pages of a child's composition book, and a birth certificate. This collection explores the seams of identity and origin and how they are painfully and beautifully entwined. Guest editor: Craig Santos Perez. Designed by Sumet (Ben) Viwatmanisakul. $18

Yellow, by Margaret Rhee, #5 in our Retro Chapbook Series:

The fifth Tinfish Retro Chapbook in a year-long series, Margaret Rhee's Yellow is at once sexy and statistical, playful and critical. There are lists and lyrics and a closing index, which points to the full range of her concerns: gender, transgender, race, sex and sexuality. While Rhee lists Audre Lorde, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Adrienne Rich under the category of "Women Warrior Poets," she might include herself among them. Yellow, despite the negative connotation of the word, is a courageous piece of writing. Designed by Eric Butler. $3

Tinfish Press just lost postage from the UHM English department, so please feel free to send some seed money our way, along with the cost of the book.

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