Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Sales Date: April 2012
- 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.