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a place called No Homeland

This debut collection from poet Kai Cheng Thom draws from memory and mythology to create new maps of gender, race, sexuality and violence.

Kai Cheng Thom

This extraordinary poetry collection is a vivid, beautifully wrought journey to the place where forgotten ancestors live and monstrous women roam — and where the distinctions between body, land and language are lost. In these fierce yet tender narrative poems, Kai Cheng Thom draws equally from memory and mythology to create new maps of gender, race, sexuality and violence.

In the world of a place called No Homeland, the bodies of the marginalized — queer and transgender communities, survivors of abuse and assault and children of diaspora — are celebrated, survival songs are sung and the ancestors offer you forgiveness for not remembering their names. Descended from the traditions of oral storytelling, spoken word and queer punk poetry, Kai Cheng Thom's debut collection is evocative and unforgettable. (From Arsenal Pulp Press)

Author Interview

Poet and spoken word artist Kai Cheng Thom on her collection "A Place Called No Homeland." 3:26