Christine Kitano, Boa Editions, Ltd., Softcover $16 (80pp), 978-1-942683-43-8
The Asian American experience is little known, comparatively, and that’s a shame on this country. Immigrants are the best of us. Introducing Christine Kitano—not that her work needs an AA asterisk as a selling point—and Sky Country, her second collection after Birds of Paradise.
Originally from LA, the daughter of a Korean immigrant mother and Japanese father, she earned an MFA at Syracuse and now teaches poetry and Asian American literature at Ithaca College.