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It told the story of her first encounter with the mainland China that her mother had fled during the Communist Revolution, and a journey that she had cautioned her daughter against. Show Full Tracklist.

sarah howe poetry london

In some corner of my imagination, the loop of jade became an object of myth, a fairytale token left to identify a foundling child, a passed-down compass drawing me home. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit , an online journal of poetry and criticism based in Cambridge.

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As she told Time Out in 2016, 'some of my wariness about labels and categories — British Chinese poet, mixed-race poet, experimental poet, mainstream poet — comes from the fact that so much of my work is about unpacking and complicating such positions. She took it to the temple to have it blessed and to have my fortune told.

sarah howe poetry london

As Howe explains, the item that gives the book its name provides a key to this theme: The imagery of the bond between mother and daughter and the complexities of comprehension across culture came to pattern the rest of poems she would write over the coming years, returning recursively to the imagery of this Guangdong voyage. Howe says that she began writing again in earnest whilst studying abroad in Boston.

sarah howe poetry london

Hong Kong. As its opening lines state: Tom Wright 2017.

sarah howe poetry london

It heralded a new voice of striking directness but one that she has largely abandoned since. Our host for the evening is… 8 days ago. Harbour thunder echoes in their sleeping room: Forward Prize for Best First Collection shortlisted 2015.