The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

— This selection comes from Dorothy Chan’s full-length book, Revenge of the Asian Woman, available from Diode Editions.  Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Danielle Hanson. Dorothy Chan is the author of Attack of the Fiy-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018) and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She was a 2014 … Continue reading The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

  Triple Sonnet for My Aggressive Forehead Dad thinks my forehead is too Godzilla, too Tarzan, too Wonder Woman, tells me not to tie my hair back, exposing it, like it’s the Frankenstein Monster from beneath my childhood bed, or the mollusk that challenged the world, and Dad, I love you, but you should know … Continue reading The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

  Triple Sonnet for Sad Asian Girls  I’m watching a video about sad Asian girls who reenact scenes from their Asian families: one girl plays the other girl’s mother, saying to her, “Why are you eating so much?” the bowl of rice and kimchi dish on the dinner table, and “I want to go back … Continue reading The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

  America the Delicious At a Thai restaurant in Kowloon, I’m waiting for my green curry and duck when my aunt asks me about American food, and I’m looking down on this view— the Times Square of Asia, wondering why, oh dear, Auntie, why do you want to know about American food when you live … Continue reading The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

  Ode for Baby Pandas, Hong Kong Mornings, and My Grandmother   The one English word my grandmother knows is beautiful— Beautiful, like pandas knocking over buckets of leaves in Sichuan, over and over again, and their nanny moves them to a corner, their adoring fans waiting with cameras, and if I won a million … Continue reading The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Revenge of the Asian Woman by Dorothy Chan

Lyric Essentials: Dorothy Chan reads Barbara Hamby’s “Ode to Sirin”

Dorothy Chan is editor of The Southeast Review and just released her book, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), so it was a stroke of luck that she found time to sit down and chat about poetry. We covered a lot of ground—ranging from the long-standing tradition of bird poems to the strength … Continue reading Lyric Essentials: Dorothy Chan reads Barbara Hamby’s “Ode to Sirin”