Tai Chi Morning

Tai Chi Morning

Snapshots of China

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Through an award-winning poet's penetrating verse and the illustrator's deft drawings, a personal exploration of China blends two voices that speak not only about China but also about the many ways of experiencing the world.

Perseus Publishing
Tai Chi Morning is simply, as the title implies, snapshots of China seen through the lens of a poet’s eye. It is a collection of moments, a personal record of an outsider’s first experience of China." (From the introduction)

In 1988, poet Nikki Grimes spent three weeks along the east coast of China. Like any curious tourist, she observed and touched, sniffed and tasted. But unlike most, she poured those sensations into poetry. Distilling the delight and confusion of an African American traveler thousands of miles from home, her poems take a thoughtful, sometimes playful, look at an outsider’s sense of self.
As it happened, around the same time, artist Ed Young was visiting his native China--as always, writing and sketching his impressions in a personal journal. Like Nikki, Ed witnessed signs of the old China alongside the new. Like the poet, the artist caught hold of them and set them down on paper.
Through Nikki’s wry but penetrating verse and Ed’s deft, revealing drawings, in Tai Chi Morning the journeys of a visiting American poet and an artist returning home unwind side by side in counterpoint.

In 1988, award-winning poet Nikki Grimes spent three weeks along the east coast of China. At the same time, artist and China native Ed Young was there writing and sketching his impressions in a personal journal. Both observed signs of the old China alongside the new, and both set what they saw on paper. Through Grimes's penetrating verse and Young's deft drawings, Tai Chi Morning blends two voices that speak not only about China but also about the many ways of experiencing the world.


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& Taylor

Poetry and illustrations offer a personal exploration of China, blending two voices that speak not only about China, but also about the many ways of experiencing the world.

Publisher: Chicago : Cricket Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812627077
0812627075
Branch Call Number: YS 811.54 GRI
Characteristics: 51 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Young, Ed - Illustrator

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