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❴Reading❵ ➶ Afterland Author Mai Der Vang – Tyrakel.de The 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets selected by Carolyn Forché When I make the crossing you must not be taken no matter what the current gives When we reach theThe 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets selected by Carolyn Forché When I make the crossing you must not be taken no matter what the current gives When we reach the camp there will be thousands like us If I make it onto the plane you must follow me to the roads and waiting pastures of America We will not ride the water today on the shoulders of buffalo as we used to many years ago nor will we forage for the sweetest mangoes I am refugee You are t.

Oo Cry but do not weep—from “Transmigration” Afterland is a powerful essential collection of poetry that recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum Mai Der Vang is telling the story of her own family and by doing so she also provides an essential history of the Hmong culture’s ongoing resilience in exile Many of these poems are written in the voices of those fleeing unbearable violence after US forces rec.

afterland free Afterland KindleOo Cry but do not weep—from “Transmigration” Afterland is a powerful essential collection of poetry that recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum Mai Der Vang is telling the story of her own family and by doing so she also provides an essential history of the Hmong culture’s ongoing resilience in exile Many of these poems are written in the voices of those fleeing unbearable violence after US forces rec.

10 thoughts on “Afterland

  1. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleNever have I read such a powerful work that humanizes the Hmong experience so personally Mai Der Vang takes you by the hand and leads you to very emotional and disturbing places; yet she never leaves you there to dwell on the negativity Highly recommended


  2. Ellie Ellie says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleI'll say upfront that I have a complicated relationship with poetry as witness not my expression but one that applies here I learn so much from those poems as testimony as information I need to have as outrage but I don't always think the poetic aspects are as prominent as the storyAfterland falls somewhere in the middle of this Certainly it is a powerful document about the fate of the Hmong people their country Laos destroyed by the United States and our wars The pain and suffering is powerfully documented in beautiful language I found the first half particularly strong as story and the second half stronger as poetry There were poems that beautifully combined the witness with poems that stood up on their own There were many poems that I read than once both to understand better and to appreciate A favorite is one called Calling the Lost that ends with He will call for what l


  3. Robyn Robyn says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleFrom Laos to Minnesota Minnesota to the Central Valley of California Mai Der Vang chronicles the Hmong refugee experience From the 18th century to the war that led to their migration to the varied experiences in the Afterland America Loved these immense poems


  4. James Huynh James Huynh says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleIncredibly breathtaking Mai Der's landscape metaphors evoke deeply provoking thoughts regarding the Hmong peoples


  5. Leah Leah says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindlePerhaps I’m not in the right mindset to have read these poems To be honest I knew nothing about the Hmong people before starting to read this book and have since done a little bit of research and intend on reading about the history of the Hmong That being said there were only a handful of these poems that resonated with me For the most part Mai Der Vang writes intensely dense poetry impenetrable lines that don’t give up their meaning easily To me they read as stiff and academic Often a line that should’ve been beautiful actually just felt empty upon attempt to analyze Or I would just have no idea what she was attempting to describe no frame of reference The poems I liked most were the ones that were literal dealt directly with narrative or invoked specific spir


  6. Elizabeth Willis Elizabeth Willis says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleMany thanks to Graywolf for the ARCAFTERLAND is a storm; it is lightning illuminating the night “with the kind of light that can only Be found in the dark” Mai Der Vang’s poems are a reaching out to ancestors to origins She traces these origins from China centuries past to the Hmong exodus from Laos to her family’s immigration to the US in order to grasp onto a history that cries out with the ”howls” of the “clattering deceased” In this way her poems are a remembrance but also a creation story of Hmong refugees in America She meditates again and again upon people especially the dead as Story our bodies will be booksWhen the words burn all that's left is ash Vang’s poems are an important and timely evocation of so many dead and so many still living within a war torn world and within a nation that would deny their


  7. Pamela Laskin Pamela Laskin says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleJust finished reading the most evocative powerful poetry collection ever AFTERLAND by Mai Der Vang She writes about the Hmong population the lament of her people and the songs of loss and grief that come with war Each poem sliced through my skin in its silent grotesue and powerful imagery as these resilient refugees struggled to escape and survive Every image is staggering In the poem Light from a Burning Citadel she begins


  8. Ronnie Jackson Ronnie Jackson says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleAfterland is a powerful essential collection of poetry that recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum Mai Der Vang is telling the story of her own family and by doing so she also provides an essential history of the Hmong culture’s ongoing res


  9. rosalind rosalind says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland Kindle250420 uarantine buddy read #3 with keagan 35 stars but taken as a whole this book is very interesting formally even if some poems are much better than others


  10. Jenna Jenna says:

    ePUB Mai Der Vang è è Afterland eBook µ afterland free, Afterland KindleMy review of this book appears on The Rumpus


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