Burden of Ashes

Burden of Ashes

Justin Chin / Mar 02, 2021

Burden of Ashes A literary dreamscape in which the landscapes of childhood homelands bodies lovers and desires succumb to whimsy revision and denial With wild grace Chin bounds through actual events and imagin

  • Title: Burden of Ashes
  • Author: Justin Chin
  • ISBN: 9781555836429
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • A literary dreamscape in which the landscapes of childhood, homelands, bodies, lovers, and desires succumb to whimsy, revision, and denial With wild grace, Chin bounds through actual events and imagined outcomes in a place where killing snakes, stern discipline, family pets, and childhood vacations share equal time with unrequited love, the mournful specters of ex lovers,A literary dreamscape in which the landscapes of childhood, homelands, bodies, lovers, and desires succumb to whimsy, revision, and denial With wild grace, Chin bounds through actual events and imagined outcomes in a place where killing snakes, stern discipline, family pets, and childhood vacations share equal time with unrequited love, the mournful specters of ex lovers, imagined passions, and the enigmatic power of a good kiss reconciling what is lost, taken away, denied, outgrown, left behind, survived, remembered, and reclaimed.Marketing Plans Advance Reader CopiesAuthor Appearances in San Francisco and New YorkJustin Chin is the author of Mongrel Essays, Diatribes and Pranks and Bite Hard His writings have appeared in American Poetry The Next Generation, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Chick for a Day He has created eight full length solo performance works and several shorter works that have been presented nationally and abroad Born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore, he currently lives in San Francisco.

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    About "Justin Chin"

      • Justin Chin

        Born in Malaysia, raised educated in Singapore, shipped to the U.S by way of Hawaii, and lived in San Francisco Author of 3 books of poetry, all published by Manic D Press Bite Hard 1997 Harmless Medicine 2001 , a finalist in the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards and, Gutted 2006 , which received the 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry by the Publishing Triangle Squeezed in between these were 2 non fictions Mongrel Essays, Diatribes Pranks St Martins, 1999 , and the ur memoir, Burden of Ashes Alyson Publications, 2002.In the nineties, also led a double life as performance artist created and presented seven full length solo works here, there and where ever Packed up those cookies in 2002, with occasional relapses and the documents, scripts, and what heck from that period was published in Attack of the Man Eating Lotus Blossoms Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005 Continues to produce text visual Book based performance work Book 2 is an on going project where discarded or abandoned books found on the streets other public places are remade, remodeled, reworked into artists books.


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    1. Just finished Justin Chin's Burden of Ashes (Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2001). Chin a Chinese Malay born in Malaysia, raised in Singapore and emigrated to the San Francisco is a glo-punk spoken slam poet. His Burden of Ashes is a collection of essays formed around memoirs and rememberances of things past. A really well written and witty collection which moves quickly, and quirkely over a wealth of topics from desire, sexuality; identity, disease, death and love. Chin's sense of humour is rather [...]


    2. I liked this more than R. zimora Linmark, who apparently belongs in the same literary coterie. It gets very explicit and graphic, so I got embarrassed about reading it on the genteel Boston T, and try to suppress much of it. The perspective is unique and necessary though, but more biting than my taste. I'm also not sure how much is autobiography, because most of it certainly reads like it, which is scary.



    3. i just *heart* justin chin. his writing makes me want to laugh and cry, if not at the same time, at least really close together. yes, i know it's cheesy, but it's just darn true with him.



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