Orient by Nicholas Gulig
From Cleveland State University Poetry Center:
* Winner of the 2017 CSU Poetry Center Open Book Competition, Selected by Rebecca Gayle Howell, Lo Kwa Mei-en, & Lee Upton *
“In these poems, Gulig asks: how can we live in a world filled with war and empire—including language as empire? And can poetry—as an attempt at language—do anything? Moreover, as a Thai American poet, what does it mean to trace one’s own relation to empire—here in the West and the East?”
—Jane Wong, Poetry Northwest
Nicholas Gulig is a Thai-American poet from Wisconsin, educated in Montana (BA), Iowa (MFA), and Colorado (PHD). From 2011-2012 he was a Fulbright Fellow to Bangkok, Thailand. He currently lives in Fort Atkinson, WI and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is the author of Orient (CSU Poetry Center, 2018) and North of Order (YesYes Books, 2015).