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Christine Kitano's second poetry collection elicits a sense of hunger—an intense longing for home and an ache for human connection. Channeling both real and imagined immigration experiences of her own family—her grandmothers, who fled Korea and Japan; and her father, a Japanese American who was incarcerated during WWII—Kitano's ambitious poetry speaks for those who have been historically silenced and displaced.

Christine Kitano's first collection of poetry, Birds of Paradise, was published by Lynx House Press. She lives in Ithaca, NY, where she is an assistant professor of creative writing, poetry, and Asian American literature at Ithaca College.

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        Kitano (Birds of Paradise) traces the relationships between family, memory, and language in the immigrant experience. The speakers of Kitano’s poems are often daughters and granddaughters struggling to connect with and make sense of the histories of violence that precede them. In the book’s title poem, the speaker says of a grandmother, “She knows how history can wipe away a person’s language.” That same grandmother appears again, in “Grandmother Tells Me a Story: Passing the Lake, Korea 1952.” “Her metaphors// and my poor Korean commingle into myth,” Kitano writes. Ambivalence, longing, and a sense of alienation from the past permeate many of the poems. Kitano speaks to the breach that exists between old-world ancestors and a younger new-world generation: she observes, “How far and fast it travels, this light/ that is already dead. How far and fast/ it must journey, the prayer whispered in the dark.” Kitano’s alluring, well-crafted poems are attuned to tragedy and loss, yet an element of wonder shines through.

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        September 1, 2017
        Combing cultural and personal history, Kitano is generous in revealing her family lore and the emotional politics of settlement and displacement. Meant to firmly focus and guide the reader, her poems point to the tragedies and triumphs of living in a world that creates us and destroys us, sometimes all in one day. Whether she's writing about internment camps during WWII, as in her poem February, 1943: Topaz Concentration Camp, Utah, or the sting of divorce, in Monologue of a Dental Assistant, Kitano's dexterity of perception allows her to step through time, writing with lyrical authority such lines as In February, life stands still. / The snow's depth, / as if a miracle, remains unchanged. Or considering questions of the shifting self, as in and I can answer / as her mother, as his ex-wife, as Shawna / your dental assistant, but not as me. Kitano's poems inspire the reader to share in the attempt to communicate some form of meaning in the seeming randomness of life, or at least to cast a keener eye on simply living.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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