Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry

by Kyoko Uchida

Introduction by Robert A. Fink

Published by: Texas Tech University Press

Imprint: Texas Tech University Press

96 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Hardcover
  • 9780896727366
  • Published: April 2012


In Elsewhere, Kyoko Uchida unravels the landscapes of childhood migrations and later passages across oceans and continents, seasons and languages—spoken or otherwise—mapping the geographies of longing, loss, grief, and conflict. These poems are preoccupied with itineraries and distance, while at the same time negotiating space at the intersection of shared fragilities and efforts to communicate. Imbued with an outsider’s need for precise definitions, they attempt to pare down to the essential core each place, each yearning and absence.