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Forbidden Entries John Yau
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John Yau

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Forbidden Entries brings together fifty-four new poems in verse and prose by New York writer John Yau, who has been called "the most important Chinese-American poet of our time" (MultiCultural Review). But Yau has distinguished himself among multicultural poets by his resistance to what he has called the "oppressive rules" of conventional discourse: "the structure of language -- the accepted narratives, their little boxes". Escaping the stifling containment of those structures has taken Yau's work down some "startling thoroughfare", as critic Edward Foster notes: "His ethnic background marks him as an outsider in America, but he is not interested in merely recording the terms of that exclusion. His work examines ways in which language has long been used, quite often subtly, to oppress and exclude".