Cover photograph by W.M. B. Dewey. Cover/book design by Kelly N. Kofron.
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OF FLESH & SPIRIT
"Riveting, confessional, fierce poetry. In poetic superstitions, Wang Ping makes her singular way with passion and vigor. She explodes the safe boundaries of culture, gender, and female sexuality. These meditations reveal the incongruities between Byzantine bureaucracy and the needs of a free spirit." - Anne Waldman
"Wang Ping's poems are notable for their incisive images and psychological acuity. Of Flesh & Spirit journeys from China to America and weaves passion and memoir into a shining loop." - Arthur Sze
"The enormous pleasure that one derives from reading this beautiful book should not distract one from the complex and serious undertaking that it is... remarkable. This book is wonderful." - Lyn Hejinian
"By turns meditative, wryly observant, bewildered, and satirical... Wang considers how the use of language - proverbs, names, curses - affects women, and presents us with compelling portraits of female survivors. The Chinese female ancestor is strongly felt in these writings." - Juliana Chang, editor, Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry 1892-1970
"A cultural treasure, an heroic person, and the first great poet of the new millennium." - Lewis Warsh
Some of the poems have appeared in the following magazines and anthologies: The Best American Poetry 1993 and 1996, The Chicago Review, Critical Quarterly, The Literary Review, The Portable Lower Eastside, River City, Sulfur, Talisman, West Coast Line, and The World.