Float True

Float True

Float True
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Publisher: Shanti Arts LLC
Publish Date: March 17, 2020
Pages: 82
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 X 0.2 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
EAN/UPC: 9781951651169

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Sample Poem
The broken branch is greening. 
The fisher folk returning. 
The Rasta man full knowing  
at the center of the sea. 
Launch your sweet boat wisely, 
Let its hull embrace you. 
Let its bow uphold you through 
life’s diligent undressing. 

Waters yet are rising. Horrors 
hulk horizons. Stroke strong  
deep while keeping time 
to the heart’s own beating. 
Heaven’s underbelly floats 
in soft configurations, each 
clearing, a bright act of love.  
Dwell full frontal there.


    "Deborah Jang's poetry sings with the wisdom of elder and innocence of infant and as such reads as timeless: 'The peace of spirit that you seek encompasses all in-betweens, measures life in graces.'" -- Kimberly L. Becker, poet

    "From the nuanced and tender to the mundane and sublime, Deborah Jang's introspective poetry recalls the metered lyrics of the early Romantics -- but with an acute awareness that springs from her identity as a modern Chinese American woman straddling the contradictions of a racialized world in crisis. 'Will hate extinguish every star? Can we rewrite the skies?' she asks. Are these questions or manifesto?" -- Genny Lim, poet, playwright, former San Francisco Poet Laureate

    "Deborah Jang writes rich, dense, and moving poems. Every word adds to the weight and momentum of this collection. Float True reads like we are sitting at the poet's feet while she lets us remember with her, drawing connections between ancestry, water, and lived experience, both hers and ours." -- Suzi Q. Smith, poet

    "In her first book, Deborah Jang creates a form of her own, beginning with rich, abundant language that threads love and anger, violence and rich peace through story and memory, familial history, race, and resistance. This is a book that comes to clarity and like the title, floats true and centered." -- Linda Hogan, author and poet

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