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La chica's field guide to banzai living

Author: Jennifer Hasegawa
Publisher: Oakland, California : Omnidawn Publishing, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English
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"La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living runs a bow across physical and mental planes to reveal the kingdoms inhabiting them. From the small towns strung along the coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i to the land-locked landscapes of Paraguay to the volcanic surface of Venus, this is a field guide to flora, fauna, and mineralia encountered, real and imagined. Packed tightly into exploratory rocket segments, these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Hasegawa
ISBN: 9781632430786 1632430789
OCLC Number: 1125293304
Notes: Poems.
Description: 86 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Propulsion kingdom. Rockets with rear-view mirrors ; 21st century travel ; To anyone who can't get home ; Two-minute memoir ; Villanelle on Los Angeles 1992 ; Carrying an M16 in the garden of Eden ; 18 minutes ; This love like a rock ; The list of retired hurricane names ; Pantoum for waiting ; The hanuman threshold --
Guidance kingdom. Marlon Brando's master class on fate ; The international order of door-to-door salesmen ; The white bull of Itaipu ; The queen of needles ; Drippy leg mystery solved ; (F)laws ; The ancient history of David Bowie ; When all you have is good intentions and a toilet brush ; Surface tension ; More than a white mountain --
Payload kingdom. Kamikazes à Paris ; Gen Z ; The slow decay of mystery ; The crown flower ; Alien life forms ; A black hole operator speaks ; The surveyors ; The Orinda diamond mine ; Knife shopping ; Telekinetic lullaby ; Ode to Pepe-ekeo mill camp ; After the islands, c. 1961 ; Prayer ceramic.
Responsibility: Jennifer Hasegawa.

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"La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living runs a bow across physical and mental planes to reveal the kingdoms inhabiting them. From the small towns strung along the coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i to the land-locked landscapes of Paraguay to the volcanic surface of Venus, this is a field guide to flora, fauna, and mineralia encountered, real and imagined. Packed tightly into exploratory rocket segments, these poems ignite our gravest flaws to send our grandest potentials into orbit, showering us all in an antidotal salve to viewing any life as ordinary. Banzai has a literal translation of "10,000 years" and was used by the Japanese as a rallying cry in imperialistic and militaristic contexts. Today, the word has a comparatively neutral translation of "Hurrah!" in Japan and beyond. In La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living, Hasegawa aims to reclaim banzai, recasting the language of war and blind loyalty into the language of a life and poetry created against racism and harmful norms, and toward tolerance and self-acceptance"--

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