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New Book :: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids

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You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids
Creative Nonfiction by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Wayne State University Press, March 2022
ISBN: 9780814349410
Paperback, 118pp; $18.99

From their Made in Michigan Writers Series, award-winning poet, essayist, journalist, activist, scholar focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts Frances Kai-Hwa writes about building a new life with four children after a messy divorce. These twenty-seven lyrical essays move between personal and cultural topics from bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape and reflect on lessons learned from both Asian American elders and young multiracial children. Black and white photographs accompany some of the essays.

New Book :: Far Company

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Far Company
Poetry by Cindy Hunter Morgan
Wayne State University Press, May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349526
Paperback, 72pp; $16.99

In Far Company reveals Cindy Hunter Morgan thinking about the many ways we carry the natural world inside of us as a kind of embedded cartography. Many of these poems commune not only with lost ancestors but also past poets. She offers conversations with Emily Dickinson, James Wright, Walt Whitman, and W. S. Merwin. These poets, who are part of Hunter Morgan’s poetic lineage, are beloved figures in the far company she keeps, but the poems she writes are distinctly hers.