그의 홈에 소개된 글을 다시 옮깁니다.
[Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art] has been published and will be available through major online bookstores in May 2008. In writing this third book, she pulls from her extensive training in the Argentine tango from her many visits to Buenos Aires, studying with the great masters of the dance. The book is a lucid exploration of the roles of male and female, leader and follower, anima and animus. [Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Ar]t is a lyric meditation on the Argentine tango, a dance that is quickly sweeping people off their feet all over the world.
What poets and critics are saying:
"While the ostensible subject here is dance, Mong-Lan is brilliant at suggesting layered, ever-shifting perspectives, meanings, and voices. These complex poems are, at times, aesthetic mediations, dissections of human relationships, internal monologues, and political inquiry. That Mong-Lan succeeds at such an ambitious project in writing that is visually striking, musically complex, unabashedly erotic and deeply intelligent, is testimony to her very great poetic talents. This is a marvelous book, one I’ll return to again and again."--Kevin Prufer
"Mong-Lan’s lyric poetry is unlike any others. The work sings, but it is not music alone that moves us; it’s what we experience through the speaker’s observational accuracy and emotional wisdom: “The oscillatory / foolish / the insane / make their way / into tangos” and “I would find you / locked in a mosquito’s eye.” Consisting of three extraordinary poems about Argentine tango, the work is “muy generoso,” as she quotes the dance itself as being, in its sweep and precision. The poems are not merely illustrative of the dance’s famous forwardness; they reveal the transformative power of the commitment the dance requires: the finding of rhythm with another at the edge of mayhem, even as stillness is created at the center of the ochos, emblems of infinity, the dancers create on the floor."--Paul Hoover
"Improvisatory, epigrammatic, sensual, meditative, and always generous, Mong-Lan celebrates, as well as dissects, the intricacies and implications of the tango. Interweaving art with verse, this collection will leave you breathless from its impassioned elaborations and imagistic intensity."--Cyril Wong