Two brown dots : poems

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Nezhukumatathil, Aimee, author of foreword.
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2022.
9781950774517, 1950774511


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Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2022.
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104 pages ; 23 cm
9781950774517, 1950774511


"Danni Quintos' Poulin Prize-winning debut poetry collection explores what it means to be a mixed-race, multiethnic Asian American girl in Kentucky"--,Provided by publisher.
"Selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Danni Quintos carves a space for brown girls and weird girls in her debut collection of poems. Two Brown Dots explores what it means to be a racially ambiguous, multiethnic, Asian American woman growing up in Kentucky. In stark, honest poems, Quintos recounts the messiness and confusion of being a typical '90s kid--watching Dirty Dancing at sleepovers, borrowing eye shadow out of a friend's caboodle, crushing on a boy wearing khaki shorts to Sunday mass--while navigating the microagressions of the neighbor kids, the awkwardness of puberty, and the casual cruelties of fellow teenagers. The mixed-race daughter of a dark skinned Filipino immigrant, Quintos retells family stories and Phillipine folklore to try and make sense of an identity with roots on opposite sides of the globe. With clear-eyed candor and a wry sense of humor, Quintos teases the line between tokenism and representation, between assimilation and belonging, offering a potent antidote to the assumption that "American" means "white." Encompassing a whole journey from girlhood to motherhood, Two Brown Dots subverts stereotypes to reclaim agency and pride in the realness and rawness and unprettyness of a brown girl's body, boldly declaring: We exist, we belong, we are from here, and we will continue to be." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Quintos, D., & Nezhukumatathil, A. (2022). Two brown dots: poems (First edition.). BOA Editions, Ltd..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Quintos, Danni and Aimee, Nezhukumatathil. 2022. Two Brown Dots: Poems. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Quintos, Danni and Aimee, Nezhukumatathil. Two Brown Dots: Poems Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, Ltd, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Quintos, Danni,, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Two Brown Dots: Poems First edition., BOA Editions, Ltd., 2022.

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