An arch, precise collection of poems that casts world-historical hierarchies in an aspic mold and serves them back to us on a warped platter.




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Reading Prescribee is not dissimilar to the experience of coming across a recipe in a vintage American cookbook: it transforms the familiar ingredients of contemporary life into an uncanny, discomfiting concoction. Wielding English as a foreign language and medium, Chang redefines the history of Taiwan and captures the alienation of immigrant experience with a startlingly original voice. Flouting tired expectations of race, gender, nationality, and citizen status, Prescribee is as provocative as it is perceptive, as playful as it is sobering.

ISBN: 9781643621517
Paperback, 88 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
Publication Date: November 2022

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of Prescribee (forthcoming, 2022), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, and One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2016). She has …

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