Thousand Star Hotel

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Pub Date: 07/04/2017

Pages: 112

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566894708

ISBN 10: 1566894700

Price: / $22.99 CAN$16.95

Category: POETRY / American / Asian American

Thousand Star Hotel

By Bao Phi

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.

From "with thanks to Sahra Nguyen for the refugee style slogan":

They give the kids candy to bet.

My daughter loses the first four rounds,
she's a quiet wire as they take her candy away, piece by piece.
When she finally wins, I ask if she wants to play again.
No! she shouts, grabbing her candy, I want to go home!
True refugee style:
take everything you got and run with it.

Bao Phi is a National Poetry Slam finalist.

About the Book

Poems from a father, a refugee, an activist resisting the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.