Marilyn Chin

"The Barbarians Are Coming"


Marilyn Chin
October 6, 2000 12:40AM (UTC)

Poet Marilyn Chin is the author of two books, "Dwarf Bamboo" and "The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty." Born in Hong Kong and raised in Oregon, educated at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Iowa, Ms. Chin articulates the complications of intercultural existence. Her work encompases both her personal experiences as well as that of her ancestors, friends, and family.

Listen to this MP3 of Chin's poem "The Barbarians Are Coming," an MP3Lit.com exclusive.

"We can be greateful that a poet with such power of phrasing and of such a sensibility has turned her attention to subject matter this urgent. We have everything to learn from poems like these." -The Hungry Mind Review




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