From Ilya Kaminsky: “To say simply that Chang takes the Modernist’s music and makes it new again, makes it alive, is to say only half-truth, for she truly reinhabits it, re-kindles the flame. This radically new music is political, yes, but it is also ecstatic. It sees how ‘everything [is] green everything grown and aglow.’ And after each firework or verbal surprise or beautiful pyrotechnics comes flame of recognition. Each reader will find her own revelation in this rich collection, some will find fire, others healing, others ecstatic abandon. I, for one, found music.”
Victoria Chang‘s first poetry collection, Circle, won the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition Award. Her second book, Salvinia Molesta, was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of the VQR Poetry Series in 2008. She has also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. She lives in Southern California and works in business. Her work has appeared in several issues of NER (23.2, 24.3, 25.3, and 33.1).
The Boss is available from Powell’s and other booksellers.