We Play a Game, Hardback Book

We Play a Game Hardback

Part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets series


Duy Doan's striking debut reveals the wide resonance of the collection's unassuming title, in poems that explore--now with abundant humor, now with a deeply felt reserve--the ambiguities and tensions that mark our effort to know our histories, our loved ones, and ourselves.

These are poems that draw from Doan's experience as a Vietnamese-American while at the same time making a case for--and masterfully playing with--the fluidity of identity, history, and language.

Nothing is alien to these poems: the Saigon of a mother's dirge, the footballer Zinedine Zidane, an owl that "talks to his other self in the well"--all have a place in Doan's far-reaching and intimately human art.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780300230888

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