[05/02/24] Lee, Karen An–hwei: The Beautiful Immunity
Tupelo Press, paperback
Publication Date: May 2, 2024
Publisher Marketing: A collection of poems that blesses the reader with a spirit of hope, solace, and inspiration in their own seasons of adversity. The Beautiful Immunity asks how we create good in an imperfect world of fallible souls. Spare and formally daring, these poems were refined through the catastrophes of wildfires, recession, and a major public health crisis through the hope of a beautiful immunity--an everlasting salve for the lost. This slender volume reads as the culmination of more than a decade's worth of labor, documenting large-scale social, cultural, and political upheavals, as well as the moment when the word "anthropause" floated indelibly into the world's vocabulary.