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There is a proverb in China, hu kou ba ya, literally “pulling teeth from a tiger's mouth,” used to describe any extremely difficult task. When Shao Wei first arrived in the United States at age thirty-one, her desire to write poems in English seemed almost impossible. Pulling a Dragon's Teeth, a first stop on the successful journey toward that goal, is filled with the rhythms and visions of this exciting young poet.

Shuttling between her childhood in a small mountain city on the shores of the Yangtze River (soon to be flooded by the Three Gorges Dam Project) and adulthood in Manhattan, Shao Weicaptures the pains and joys of tradition and displacement familiar to any immigrant. Blending fairy tales, New York images, family stories, and the universal rites of passage associated with growing up, she paints a vibrant canvas of passion and imagination.

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Shuttling between her childhood in a small mountain city on the shores of the Yangtze River and her adulthood in Manhattan, Shao Wei captures the pains and joys of tradition and displacement familiar to any immigrant. Blending fairy tales, New York street scenes, family stories, and the universal rites of passage associated with growing up, she paints a vibrant canvas of passion and imagination.

About the Author

Shao Wei teaches English composition at the College of New Rochelle, Rosa Parks Campus, and Chinese at the China Institute, both in New York City. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Parnassus and Crab Orchard Review, as well as in Asia and Europe. The recipient of numerous honors, she is the author of NineSongs, Females, a poetry collection published in Chinese, and Culture Bird: Looking for Myself in New York, a work of nonfiction.

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ISBN:
9780822958352
Author:
Wei, Shao
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Subject:
American - Asian American
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Series Volume:
vol.15, no.17(A)
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Shuttling between her childhood in a small mountain city on the shores of the Yangtze River and her adulthood in Manhattan, Shao Wei captures the pains and joys of tradition and displacement familiar to any immigrant. Blending fairy tales, New York street scenes, family stories, and the universal rites of passage associated with growing up, she paints a vibrant canvas of passion and imagination.
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