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Barbie Chang
Victoria Chang
$16.00 paperback
978-1-55659-516-5
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Barbie Chang
Victoria Chang

In Barbie Chang, Victoria Chang explores racial prejudice, sexual privilege, and the disillusionment of love through a reimagining of Barbie – perfect in the cultural imagination yet repeatedly falling short as she pursues the American dream. By turns woeful and passionate, playful and incisive, these poems reveal a voice insisting that “even silence is not silent.”

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“These are musical, imagistically arresting, and rigorously intelligent poems, but you should read them as much for their superlative treatment of a much-maligned Great Theme as for any of the surface pleasures they unquestionably put on offer. Very highly recommended.” –Huffington Post 

“Throughout, her lines are unpunctuated, her words compacted and repeated, the music a mad, tumbling rush.” –Library Journal

“With astringent understatement and wry economy, with nuance and intelligence and an enviable command of syntax and poetic line, Victoria Chang dissects the venerable practices of cultural piety and self-regard. She is a master of the thumbnail narrative. She can wield a dark eroticism. She is determined to tackle subject matter that is not readily subdued to the proportions of lyric. Her talent is conspicuous.” –Linda Gregerson

“Chang’s voice is equal parts searing, vulnerable, and terrified." –American Poet

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