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The song poet : a memoir of my father, Kao Kalia Yang

Label
The song poet : a memoir of my father
Title
The song poet
Title remainder
a memoir of my father
Statement of responsibility
Kao Kalia Yang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American's Secret War. Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood. He would wander from one neighbor to the next, collecting the things they said to each other, whispering the words to himself at night until, one day, a song was born. Bee sings the life of his people through the war-torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp. But the songs fall away in the cold, bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until, with the death of Bee's mother, the songs leave him for good. But before they do, Bee, with his poetry, has polished a life of poverty for his children, burnished their grim reality so that they might shine. Written with the exquisite beauty for which Kao Kalia Yang is renowned, The Song Poet is a love story--of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Kao Kalia
Dewey number
305.8959/72073
Index
no index present
LC call number
F615.H55
LC item number
Y36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yang, Bee
  • Yang, Kao Kalia
  • Hmong Americans
  • Singers
  • Hmong poetry
  • Songs, Hmong
  • Refugees
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Hmong (Asian people)
Label
The song poet : a memoir of my father, Kao Kalia Yang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Album notes -- Side A: Birth of a song poet -- Bee Yang -- Track 1: Birth of a song poet -- Track 2: A fatherless boyhood -- Track 3: Brothers and sisters -- Track 4: Love song -- Track 5: Cry of machines -- Side B: Song for my children: Kao Kalia Yang -- Track 6: Doctors and lawyers -- Track 7: The son must rise -- Track 8: Song of separation -- Track 9: Dreams and nightmares -- Track 10: Return to Laos (Duet) -- Album notes
Control code
ocn922458101
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781627794947
Lccn
2015032156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The song poet : a memoir of my father, Kao Kalia Yang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Album notes -- Side A: Birth of a song poet -- Bee Yang -- Track 1: Birth of a song poet -- Track 2: A fatherless boyhood -- Track 3: Brothers and sisters -- Track 4: Love song -- Track 5: Cry of machines -- Side B: Song for my children: Kao Kalia Yang -- Track 6: Doctors and lawyers -- Track 7: The son must rise -- Track 8: Song of separation -- Track 9: Dreams and nightmares -- Track 10: Return to Laos (Duet) -- Album notes
Control code
ocn922458101
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781627794947
Lccn
2015032156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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