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Author Weaver, Afaa Michael,
Title City of eternal spring / Afaa Michael Weaver.
Imprint Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014]

Author Weaver, Afaa Michael,
Series Pitt Poetry Series
Pitt poetry series.
Subject American poetry.
China -- Poetry.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. Map of the Heart -- What the Lotus Said -- Where We Are Born -- Earthquakes in Taiwan -- Chinese Theory of Strings -- In Shi Lin Night Market with My Lover -- At Drunken Moon Lake -- City of Eternal Spring -- II. Exile -- Old Man -- Noodles in Gong Guan with Godfather -- Crushing Peanuts in a Hakka Village -- Tea Plantations and Women in Black -- Meeting Old Friends at Drunken Moon Lake -- Long Walk Up to Mao Zedong's Retreat -- Buying a History of the Language -- Fish We Ate -- On Hearing that Michael Jackson Died -- MRT -- Da Mo Meets Ronald McDonald -- Three Black Goats of Mei Nung -- On Visiting Yu Jian -- In Shenyang City -- Eating Vegetarian in Taichung with Chien Cheng Chen -- III. Memories -- Oya at He Nan Temple -- Archaeology of Time: The Past -- Archaeology of Time: Returning -- Archaeology of Time: Convertibles -- Archaeology of Time: Gambling -- Archaeology of Time: Stations -- Archaeology of Time: Shadows -- Archaeology of Time: Waste -- Recognition -- IV. Intimacies -- First Love Poem -- Night Walk in Taipei -- Abacus Speaks to the End of Geometry -- Cold Mountain and the Maiden -- Night at the Opera -- What the Rains Bring -- Dream -- America, a Challenge to Love -- Nice to Meet You -- Walking to the Tree of Ancestors -- V. Soul Space -- Daoist Festival of the Great Pig -- Unspoken -- Flux -- Mind -- Kings -- Mirrors -- Space -- Truth -- Nerves -- Du Fu to Li Bai -- Homesickness -- Workers in Beijing -- Being Chinese.
Summary This is the final book in the Plum Flower Trilogy by Afaa Michael Weaver, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The two earlier books, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 and The Government of Nature, reveal similar themes that address the author's personal experience with childhood abuse through the context of Daoist renderings of nature as a metaphor for the human body, with an eye to recovery and forgiveness in a very eclectic spiritual life. City of Eternal Spring chronicles Weaver's travels abroad in Taiwan and China, as well as showing the limits of cultural influence.
ISBN 9780822980308 (electronic bk.)
0822980304 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 891325532
Additional Format Print version: Weaver, Afaa Michael. City of eternal spring 0822963256 (OCoLC)880239965

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