Nine Dragon Island

Nine Dragon Island

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Award-winning author to watch: winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize, short-listed for 2015 Griffin International Poetry Prize and read to crowd of 1,300 at gala awards ceremony in Toronto; recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Grant and a year-long Fulbright Fellowship in China; was Artist-in-residence at American Academy in Rome.

* Blurbs by Robert Pinsky and Ha Jin
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Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 152 x 216 x 17.78mm | 312g
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 1938890205
  • 9781938890208
  • 3,764,402

Table of contents


For Once
Les Restes
Outside Muncie, Indiana
To an old farmer
On Vacation in Vermont, My Father Foresees His Death
Oma's Testament
On the Slope of the False Peak, My Father Looks for his Grave
Obey, Obey
Wanting Out
On the Plane Back to Shanghai, I Contemplate My Father
Since the Divorce My Mother Never
How Cancer is a Reminder of Other Pain

Swimming Lesson
Weekend Getaway
By the Sea in Rain
Operation Enduring Freedom
To leave Zimbabwe
Iceland From the Air
Near Heidelberg
Night, Plowing
Foreign Tongues

Nine Dragon Island
Night Train
Man in an Alley off Jiangsu Lu, Shanghai
Six-Foot Chopsticks
Fire Confirms to What it Shapes
Fault Line
Beggars Outside the Chengdu Train Station at Noon
In Praise of Dumplings
On the Second Day of her Trip to Beijing, My Mother Loses a Toth
Then, Something
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About Eleanor Goodman

Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center at Harvard University, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome and was awarded a Henry Luce Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Drunken Boat, Cha, Mantis,, The Best American Poetry blog, and Pedestal Magazine, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her book of translations, Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014) was the recipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize. Nine Dragon Island was a finalist for the Drunken Boat First Book Prize.
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