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2 edition of The song poet found in the catalog.

The song poet

a memoir of my father

by Kao Kalia Yang

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Hmong Americans,
  • Families,
  • Family,
  • Hmong Songs,
  • Hmong poetry,
  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Singers,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Refugees,
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY,
  • Cultural Heritage,
  • Hmong (Asian people),
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Kao Kalia Yang retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America"s Secret War. Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood. He would wander from one neighbor to the next, collecting the things they said to each other, whispering the words to himself at night until, one day, a song was born. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. But the songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until, with the death of Bee"s mother, the songs leave him for good. But before they do, Bee, with his poetry, has polished a life of poverty for his children, burnished their grim reality so that they might shine. The Song Poet is a love story -- of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKao Kalia Yang
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF615.H55 Y36 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 271 pages ;
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26749417M
    ISBN 101627794948, 125013188X, 1627794956
    ISBN 109781627794947, 9781250131881, 9781627794954
    LC Control Number2015032156
    OCLC/WorldCa922458101

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    About Presenter Kao Kalia Yang. Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir and the book, The Song is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of .   The Song Poet A Memoir of My Father (Book): Yang, Kao Kalia: "From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, .

      Jasmin Darznik’s elegant novel “Song of a Captive Bird” celebrates the turbulent life of Iran’s most infamous female poet. The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father Kao Kalia Yang. Metropolitan, $27 (p) ISBN Buy this book In Yang pitches the story as a .


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The song poet by Kao Kalia Yang Download PDF EPUB FB2

Winner of the Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN USA Literary Center Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses/5(78).

The book's jacket tells us, "In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses.

Kao Kalia Yang's, "The Song Poet," is /5. The book won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Chautauqua Prize. The Song Poet presents the story of Kalia’s father, Bee Yang, as an artist and a song poet. Song poetry is a traditional form of Hmong art.

Kao Kalia Yang's The Song Poet is the beautiful, lyrical, inspiring story of her father's life and his continuous efforts to be a good father, to find magic and beauty in the world, and to inspire his children to live good lives. You will love this book/5(79).

“The Song Poet,” Kao Kalia Yang’s remarkable new book, is about art, resilience and the opportunities and indignities that come with life in a new country. Yang, a Minnesota resident, dealt Author: KEVIN The song poet book.

One of the best books I have read all summer, The Song Poet is more than a memoir. The Song Poet is a work that stings with The song poet book, strength, sadness, honor and loss. “In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses.

The Song Poet By Kao Kalia Yang About the Book In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes.

The Song Poet: Best memoir of – Library Journal. June 6,pm, News; Yang’s second stellar memoir (after the The Latehomecomer) takes readers back to the mountains of Laos, to her father’s birth and childhood, through the French occupation, and finally to the turbulent war that led to the family fleeing through the jungle.

From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America.

In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and.

A daughter tells her father’s story in his own voice. Award-winning memoirist Yang (The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, ) focuses on her father, Bee Yang, who transformed his experiences and family’s history into and her siblings grew up surrounded by them: “my father sings his songs, grows them into long, stretching stanzas of.

"Book of Songs" poet is a crossword puzzle clue. Clue: "Book of Songs" poet "Book of Songs" poet is a crossword puzzle clue that we have spotted 1 time.

There are related clues (shown below). Song poetry refers to Classical Chinese poetry of or typical of the Song dynasty of China (–). The dynasty was established by the Zhao family in China in and lasted until Many of the best known Classical Chinese poems, popular also in translation, are from the Song dynasty poets, such as Su Shi (Dongpo), Ouyang Xiu, Lu You and Yang Wanli.

The book shows how her father struggles to give his family love and care in a land that has taken them in, but has not always valued their traditions and differences. Bee Yang Song Poet. The video below shows Bee Yang and Kao Kalia Yang discussing song poetry. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by.

This book reminds me of the Ancient Greek Hesiod's Works and Days - a nearly contemporary work with The Book of Songs. A composite work of ancient Chinese peasants and poets, it harkens to a time of planting and the mankind's suffering due /5.

Yang pitches the story as a narrative of how a song poet came to be, from his childhood in Laos, to his flight to America as young adult, to his life there as the father of many. Surprisingly, however, she hardly provides any songs at all, or shows any interest in them after the book’s introductory pitch.5/5(1).

Ashley Dress reviews The Song Poet, Kao Kalia Yang, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards in the Memoir category. Cathy Song (born Cathy-Lynn Song; Aug ) is an American poet who has won numerous awards including the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of uses her heritage, coming from an Asian American culture, as the key compartment for her ality: American.

The Song Poet A Memoir of My Father (Book): Yang, Kao Kalia, "From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or.

The Song Poet A Memoir of My Father (Book): Yang, Kao Kalia: "From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America.

In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he. “The Song Poet speaks to so many of the big themes of the best operas I’ve seen: the tumult of war; the loneliness of yearning for a parent that is not there; the desperate journey to find a true and passionate love; the gifts we give, in the words of my father Bee Yang, my inspiration for the book, ‘when all we have to offer the world.The Song Poet is me taking on my father’s story and his songs; it is a tribute to his form, kwv txhiaj, and the poetry that has sheltered us from the poverty of our lives.

Minnesota Book Award Winner in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir; Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle in Biography; Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize.Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father, Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota driven from the mountains of Laos by America's Secret War.

Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood.