A Distant Center

A Distant Center

In the bold tradition of the ?Misty Poets,? Ha Jin confronts China?s fraught political history while paying tribute to its rich culture and landscape. The poems of A Distant Center speak in a voice that is steady and direct, balancing contemplative longing with sober warnings from a writer who has confronted the traumas of censorship and state violence. With unadorned lang In the bold tradition of the ?Misty Poets,? Ha Jin confronts China?s fraught political history while paying t...

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Title:A Distant Center
Author:Ha Jin
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:A Distant Center
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages pages

A Distant Center Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 25, 2018
    Ha Jin moved to the United States from China in 1985, and wrote these poems in English, but they do feel like they are of more than one place, or maybe sometimes no place (in a way I really liked.) Some are motivational, like some of my favorites from Mary Oliver, where the poet is spe...
  • Monica
    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Lori
    Feb 15, 2019
    3.5 stars. This slim volume evoked the things that ring true to my soul, and made me reflect on my love of solitude and my yearning for connection. I have always admired the skill with which Ha Jin uses simple prose to convey deep and universally meaningful concepts; this book reinforc...
  • Leonard
    Jul 07, 2018
    A nice collection of creative and challenging poems. ...
  • John
    Sep 02, 2018
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  • Brian
    Sep 06, 2018
    Somehow I could not connect with this collection, except on a very superficial level. I had the feeling that it would have been more powerful in the original Chinese (Ha Jin translates his own poetry, but apparently the first drafts are in Chinese), especially with the added visual ele...
  • Matthew Wilson
    Sep 20, 2018
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  • Brian
    Jan 23, 2019
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  • Liz Rizzo
    Nov 11, 2018
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  • Nicky Enriquez
    Oct 18, 2018
    Ha Jin creates beautiful poetry, that evokes strong memories or sentiments. Ahhhhhmazing. ...
  • Laura Miller Hill
    Aug 27, 2018
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  • Jill Mackin
    Oct 25, 2018
    I prefer his fiction. ...
  • Judith
    Nov 11, 2018
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  • Grant Barber
    May 06, 2018
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  • Sujin Stone
    May 26, 2018
    3.5 Stars ...
  • Matthew
    May 10, 2018
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  • Misako Yamazaki
    Feb 26, 2019
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  • Crystal Piatt
    Oct 23, 2018
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    Mar 22, 2018
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    Sep 30, 2018
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  • Kayla
    Jul 21, 2018
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  • Jackinator
    Oct 02, 2018
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  • Faisal Memon
    Aug 08, 2018
    Read Ha Jin after a long time. His poetry is just as simple and powerful as his prose. A beautiful gift for all who leave their birthplace and adopt a foreign land as their homeland for whatever reasons. ...
  • Jack
    Jun 14, 2018
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  • Allison Janicki
    Oct 05, 2018
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  • Ana Yarí
    Jan 19, 2019
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  • What the Fluff
    Aug 13, 2018
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  • Cathryn
    Feb 11, 2019
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  • J.D. DeHart
    May 18, 2018
    Ha Jin offers us poems of travel, place, and memory in A Distant Center. The book is divided into meditations on travelers, time, home, and far away places. Poignantly, we are left with what Jin calls "a quiet center." The collection begins with words of advice in "You Must Not ...
  • Jie
    Aug 18, 2018
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