Thousand Star Hotel

  • Title: Thousand Star Hotel
  • Author: Bao Phi
  • ISBN: 9781566894708
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Thousand Star Hotel | by ↠ Bao Phi - Thousand Star Hotel, Thousand Star Hotel 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
    [PDF] Thousand Star Hotel | by ↠ Bao Phi - Thousand Star Hotel, Thousand Star Hotel 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

    • [PDF] Thousand Star Hotel | by ↠ Bao Phi
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    1. The lines are long and my mom insists that the final amount is wrong.The cashier looks at the receipt and insists that it s right.My mom purses her lips, looks worried,says, it s not right.The line of white people behind us groans.My mom won t look back at them.We both know what they re thinkingSmall woman with no knowledge of the waythings are in America.Though year after year she makes flowers bloom in the hood, petals in the face of this landthat doesn t want her here.Finally a manager comes, [...]

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    2. That a raindrop can weep inside of itself so hard it drowns and, looking at it, you would never know Not a lot of poetry books make their way into my reading list, fewer still are the ones I read all the way through, and even less are so outstanding they move me to tears This is one of those Damn So good To say the past is past is bloodless privilege.

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    3. For all the talk about not being able to find the right words in key moments in his life, Bao Phi sure has a knack for writing them down later on Although I am a byproduct of a different culture, a different war, a different state, and another gender, so much of Phi s experience and worldview resonates with my own so much so that I had to put the book down multiple times to process his and my emotions, usually through tears Phi s intense love, resigned wisdom, empathy, and sense of awe will leav [...]

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    4. and i wonderif i ever will find a languageto speak of the thingsthat haunt me moste second collection following the remarkable s ng i sing from minnesota based, viet nam born poet bao phi, thousand star hotel matches its predecessor in form, theme, resonance, and poignancy in his new work, phi, award winning slam poet, battles with racism, identity, fatherhood, the immigrant experience, violence, worth, war, poverty, and trauma as arresting as his first collection, thousand star hotel houses a m [...]

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    5. Bao Phi s collection is a sweeping series of poems about Phi s experience as a low income child of Vietnamese immigrants in 1970s Minneapolis His poems deal with fatherhood, mental health, and feelings of not belonging Phi s poems are often brutally honest, holding no bars when it comes to his internal monologue from dealing with romantic rejection to raising his daughter Phi also writes about being a nerd of color and finding solace in books growing up I think my favorite poem is Eg0 Tripping a [...]

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    6. It s imperative to understand that the Asian American immigrant experience is not a uniform one Bao Phi s poems directly combat the harmful model minority narrative that reinforce stereotypes of Asian Americans as a monolith and perpetuate misnomers that all Asian Americans share the same successes and barriers His poems speak about discrimination, police brutality, and tokenism They also speak to the importance of BLM, combating Muslim hatred, and the importance of solidarity across movements B [...]

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    7. p 93 Mouse, when you creep out from under the place I must assume you ve always known, what do you see Someone who is doing his best, and if you are patient, you get what he gets Or someone who inhabits a space you d rather have all to yourself I am trying to see things your way There are all these little spaces that make us into who we are, and sometimes I can t breathe when I feel stuck I think of stars and ocean waves, mouse these things that are bigger than me, and can t be bothered to care. [...]

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    8. Bao Phi s poems are frank and tight, but also leisurely in splendid places and bracing in introspection I m eager to give copies to my friends who are also Asian American men, raising kids, pondering our parents, remembering the overt and micro assaults of past and present There s some experimentation but it s all within reach, packs a punch, doesn t try to dazzle you but stays full of surprises Great poetry for non poets and poets too.

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    9. An inside look at the life of Vietnamese refugees now in the US, those who got out at the end of the war It is hard to read, but I want to see, to know, and while I wonder what to do, at least I can feel and try to understand what life is like for all those trying to make a new life and get beat up on constantly There is a lyrical feel for family and friends in the midst of the hard times I m glad I found this book

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    10. This beautiful book of poems deserved to be nominated for the National Book Award Poet Bao Phi s words draws you into the world of the Vietnamese refugee in America and sheds light on the struggles faced when your adopted homeland is so hostile to your existence So heartbreaking in so many different ways.

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    11. I probably read this too fast and missed out on a lot of stuff that would have made it even remarkable But what I found was poetry like I wish you justice, so thick it covers this land all around us And The biggest fist you can have is the one banging against the inside of your rib cage Stunning.

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    12. Short book of poetry that haunts you after reading it Brash, poignant, nostalgic and awe inspiring As a Southeast Asian immigrant, this book encapsulates a shared trauma and a shared triumph of turning pain into art.

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    13. Beautiful I have read some of his essays too and he is so talented, brutally honest and captures language perfectly I also recommend checking out A good time for the truth where he and other Minnesotans share their experiences about race and racism.

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    14. Beautiful, brutal story telling This book ended up on my reading list after I listened to an interview with Bao Phi on MPR It was a frank and compelling discussion about life as a Vietnamese refugee and the reality of inherited trauma Amazing work.

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    15. One of the best books of poetry I ve ever read Period Bao Phi has an insane way with words born from this insane world.

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    16. Gorgeous and evocative, uncomfortable in the best and most relatable ways.

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    17. Stop what you re doing and buy this book Now.

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    18. This collection is heartstopping.

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    19. Beautiful and candid Growing up, I have been searching for words to describe my experience Bao effortlessly expressed the war and rawness in my soul.

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