Past Lives, Future Bodies

Past Lives, Future Bodies

In her debut short collection, poet Kristin Chang bursts onto the page and into our consciousness like a dazzling, dizzying uproar: "I suck / until my teeth riot / with rot & I have nothing / left in my mouth to keep / quiet." Quiet Chang's speakers are not. In these nineteen poems, the body is personal and communal, hunter and hunted: "My mother says / women who sleep In her debut short collection, poet Kristin Chang bursts onto the page and into our consciousness like a dazzling, dizzyi...

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Title:Past Lives, Future Bodies
Author:Kristin Ming Chang
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Past Lives, Future Bodies
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Number of Pages:36 pages pages

Past Lives, Future Bodies Reviews

  • Patty Paine
    Jan 10, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Jennifer
    Nov 16, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Shaelin Bishop
    Nov 11, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Megan
    Oct 25, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

  • Jenny
    Dec 19, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Karenza
    Dec 10, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Lindsay Kay
    Jan 06, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Sofia Valencia
    Dec 29, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Chaneli
    Dec 03, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Mills College Library
    Feb 01, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Samantha
    Dec 09, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

  • Despy
    Oct 14, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • A
    Oct 21, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Leona
    Oct 24, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Lexi
    Oct 25, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Julie F
    Dec 01, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Daniel Teehan
    Jan 01, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Dana Sweeney
    Oct 14, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Catherine
    Nov 19, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

  • Sarah
    Dec 26, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Rachel Lachmansingh
    Dec 26, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Leia Penina
    Nov 08, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Dani Oliver
    Jan 06, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Will Clattenburg
    Feb 18, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Constance Liu
    Feb 17, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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  • Allyson Ang
    Dec 05, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • nelle
    Feb 06, 2019

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • Carly Miller
    Nov 29, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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    811.6 C4565p 2018 ...

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  • el
    Oct 25, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

  • Jaime
    Nov 08, 2018

    Kristin Chang connects language to the various themes/elements in this chapbook (race, the body, queerness, family) in a mesmerizing way....languid and dizzying and assertive all at once. I can't remember the last time I read an emerging poet with such a strong voice. Looking forward t...

    ?No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.? ...

    holy shit, wow ...

    I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year. ...

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