Adrienne Su will discuss her book Peach State. The book was awarded the 10 Books Every Georgian Should Read. 

Peach State's origins are the author's hometown - Atlanta, Georgia. The city of Atlanta is part of the New South, which reflects the American region's invigoration in recent decades by immigration and a spirit of reinvention. Focused mainly on food and cooking, these poems explore the city’s transformation from the mid-twentieth century to today, as seen and shaped by Chinese Americans.

The poems are set in restaurants, home kitchens, grocery stores, and the houses of friends and neighbors. Often employing forms—sonnet, villanelle, sestina, palindrome, ghazal, rhymed stanzas—they also mirror the constant negotiation with tradition that marks both immigrant and Southern experience.  

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