Besiege Me


SKU: 9781934819944
Author: Wong, Nicholas
Publication Date: 03/15/2021
Publisher: Noemi Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. A new collection six years after Nicholas Wong won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, BESIEGE ME opens with a timely mocking tone that confronts the tension between China and Hong Kong. Poems in the book speak queerly of urban existences crushed by political and economic powers –What cities & bodies deny a sometime-crisis, / not knowing they’re a series of which? Behind the portrayals of the speaker, his parents, his home city, and domestic migrant workers there, the collection boldly outlines the vulnerability of entrapment and its masochistic pleasures. BESIEGE ME seeks for a redefinition of transcultural poetics with its linguistic playfulness.