Fragments, Desire

By Onjana Yawnghwe

Fragments, Desire
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Love is language, and longing is translation.

 

Fragments, Desire is a dictionary of love, exploring its troubled and joyous borders with honesty and originality. Taking inspiration from Roland Barthes' A Lover?s Discourse, Onjana Yawnghwe reimagines and transforms it while paying ... Read more


Overview

Love is language, and longing is translation.

 

Fragments, Desire is a dictionary of love, exploring its troubled and joyous borders with honesty and originality. Taking inspiration from Roland Barthes' A Lover?s Discourse, Onjana Yawnghwe reimagines and transforms it while paying homage to the beloved work.

 

Fragments, Desire intertwines adoration of language with romantic longing. Here, stanzas become secret rooms and we get lost in the closing and opening of the chambers of the heart. The book murmurs down doorways; its pages breathe the desires we glimpse in dreams.

Onjana Yawnghwe

Onjana Yawnghwe was born in Thailand but is from the Shan people in Burma (Myanmar). She grew up in Vancouver and received an MA in English from UBC. Her poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and journals, including THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 2011, 4 POETS, CV2, ROOM, and THE NEW QUARTERLY. Her first poetry book, FRAGMENTS, DESIRE, was published by Oolichan Books in 2017. More about her work can be found at www.onjana.com.

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