The International Examiner review:Yang Warriors

The International Examiner just published an incredible review of Yang Warriors https://iexaminer.org/yang-warriors-tells-the-story-of-a-determined-clan-of-hmong-refugee-children-on-a-mission-to-support-their-families/

Boston Review: What God is Honored Here?

The Boston Review just published a thorough and beautiful review of What God is Honored Here?http://bostonreview.net/law-justice-gender-sexuality/abby-minor-beyond-choice

From the Tops of the Trees: Kirkus Review

From the Tops of the Trees, Kao Kalia’s forthcoming children’s book, just received its first review and it is a starred review from Kirkus!https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kao-kalia-yang/from-the-tops-of-the-trees/

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Bee Yang

Hmong song poetry | kwv txhiaj hmoob

Thaum Hluas Txog Hnub Laus: When the Days of Youth are Gone (Bee Yang, 2014)

This is an album of Hmong song poetry, kwv txhiaj hmoob, composed and sung by Bee Yang, Kao Kalia Yang’s father. The album notes and English translation of one of the songs are by Kao Kalia Yang.

Kwv txhiaj is, in the words of Ralph Ellison on the American Blues, “an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-cosmic lyricism. As a form, the blues [and kwv txhiaj] is an autobiographical chronicle of personal catastrophe expressed lyrically.”

NOTE:  The duration of the songs do not reflect the actual song length.  Please consider ordering the CD for the full songs.  Thank you.

*This CD is available for purchase for $15.  Click below to order:

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Bee Yang: Hmong Song Poetry

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