Joseph Jeon (2012): Published Book

Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry.
University of Iowa Press.

“In Racial Things, Racial Forms, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon focuses on a coterie of underexamined contemporary Asian American poets – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Myung Mi Kim, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and John Yau – who reject many of the characteristics of traditional minority writing. In the poets’ various treatments of things (that is, objects of art), one witnesses a confluence of the avant-garde interest in objecthood and the racial question of objectification.”