Asian-American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

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CAROLYN LAU
(1946–)

Rowena Tomaneng Matsunari


BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn Lau was born in 1946 in Hawaii. She was educated in California and attended San Francisco State University. She also actively studied Chinese philosophy. She is an educator who teaches poetry and movement to bilingual Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrant children. She has received an American Book Award in 1988 for Wode Shuofa: My Way of Speaking and a California Arts Council Fellowship.


MAJOR WORKS AND THEMES

Although Lau’s poetry has appeared in several anthologies and literary periodicals, Wode Shuofa: My Way of Speaking, published in 1988, is her only collection of poetry. Lau’s writings, foremost, reflect her study of Chinese philosophy—Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Many of her poems explore the ideas behind these traditions as well as how these principles affect individual behaviors and desires. Other poems present Lau’s attitudes about gender, sexuality, and the craft of writing. Female speakers dominate her poems, and narrative content highlights the experiences of women, especially in relation to societal/cultural expectations of womanhood.

To maintain order and harmony among the hierarchy of state, society, and family, Confucius (551–479 B.C.) advocated restoration of the imperial government, social and family organizations, and the rules of propriety prescribed in the classical literature of the early Zhou dynasty. The most important element

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - The Makers of the Asian American Poetic Landscape 1
  • (1947–) 15
  • Bibliography 19
  • (1951–) 21
  • (1949–2001) 31
  • (1942–) 37
  • Bibliography 40
  • (1947–) 45
  • Bibliography 51
  • (1955–) 53
  • (1938–2000) 59
  • (1934–) 65
  • Bibliography 67
  • (1955–) 71
  • Bibliography 81
  • (1950–) 83
  • (1925–) 89
  • (1956–) 93
  • (1949–) 101
  • Bibliography 109
  • (1955–) 113
  • Bibliography 118
  • (1939–) 121
  • (1867–1944) 125
  • (1951–) 133
  • Bibliography 141
  • (1938–) 145
  • Bibliography 154
  • (1939–) 159
  • Bibliography 162
  • (1957–) 165
  • (1943–) 173
  • (1959–) 179
  • (1948–) 185
  • Bibliography 187
  • (1946–) 189
  • (1971–) 195
  • (1972–) 201
  • (1957–) 205
  • Bibliography 210
  • (1944–) 213
  • Bibliography 217
  • (1961–) 219
  • (1946–) 223
  • Bibliography 226
  • (1952–) 229
  • (1941–) 233
  • Bibliography 240
  • (1952–) 243
  • Bibliography 251
  • (1927–) 255
  • (1875–1947) 259
  • Bibliography 265
  • (1938–) 267
  • Bibliography 269
  • (1926–) 271
  • (1955–) 275
  • (1916–) 289
  • Bibliography 292
  • (1950–) 293
  • (1908–1997) 305
  • Bibliography 309
  • (1914–) 311
  • (1934–) 313
  • (1968–) 319
  • Bibliography 321
  • (1941–) 323
  • (1923–) 331
  • (1961–) 337
  • (1950–) 343
  • Bibliography 353
  • Selected Bibliography 357
  • Index 361
  • About the Editor and Contributors 371
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