Review of John Yau’s Paradiso Diaspora in The Stranger

The two words in the title of John Yau’s latest collection, Paradiso Diaspora are anagrams. The title creates multiple meanings: The book is as much about Yau’s own diaspora into the ironic paradise of America as it is about the dispersal of paradise like water spewed from a sprinkler. [for the full review]


John Yau and Doug Nufer, book release party reading, at The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (2320 2nd Ave.) Thurs., July 13, 7:30 free admission

John Yau is the author of over ten books of poetry, fiction, and art criticism. He lives in New York, and is making a rare appearance in Seattle, en route to spending a week teaching at Centrum. His new book is Paradiso Diaspora (Penguin)

Doug Nufer writes fiction, poetry, and pieces for performance. John Yau’s Black Square imprint published his novel where no word appears more than once, Never Again. His new book is a double novel in the old Ace Doubles flip-over book format, The Mudflat Man/ The River Boys (soultheft).

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