The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak

Category: Book
By (author): Lau, Grace
Series: First Poets
Subject:  POETRY / Asian / Chinese
  POETRY / Canadian
  POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Published: May 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 70
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*

The poems in The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak explore the many identities, both visible and invisible, that a body contains. With influences from pop culture, the Bible, tech, and Hong-Kongese history, these pieces reflect and reveal how the stories of immigrants in Canada hold both universal truths and singular distinctions. From boybands that show the way to become "the kind of girl a girl could love" to "rich flavours that are just a few generations of poverty away," they invite the reader to meditate on spirituality, food, and the shapes love takes.