Skirt Full of Black, Poems by Sun Yung Shin

Like the title of the debut collection of poems intimates, the book evokes a woman’s perspective on the rich textures of language, tradition, culture, the manners of the diaspora, sensuality, myth, religion, birth, siblings and family, relational manners, identity, longing and belonging. It is a varied collection, stunning in the paradox of its economy of language against the meanings portrayed.