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Controversy erupted in the poetry world earlier this week when it was discovered that a poem included in the annual “Best American Poetry” anthology was written by a white poet, Michael Derrick Hudson.

09/10/2015  · Quartz is a guide to the new. Great poets who are actually Asian, not white guys pretending to. Poet Michael Derrick Hudson had written the poem.

Mary Ann Evans went by George Eliot, Joanne Rowling used the gender neutral J.K. But poet Yi-Fen Chou recently lit the literary world on fire when people discovered the author’s real name is Michael.

But after Alexie had chosen the poem for the collection, he promptly got a note from the author, who turned out not to be the rueful, witty Chinese American poet he’d imagined while reading the piece.

This week’s question: What sparked the controversy surrounding the Best American. But that’s just a pseudonym. The poet’s real name is Michael Derrick Hudson, and he’s a white man who lives in Fort.

White poet Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of the Chinese pen name Yi-Fen Chou was an act of yellowface that is part of a long tradition of white voices drowning out those of color in the literary world.

The problem? Poet Michael Derrick Hudson had written the poem under the pen name Yi-Fen Chou. Calling Hudson’s action ”yellow face,” the Asian-American literary community widely condemned his deceit.

Michael Derrick Hudson is an ordinary vanilla white dude from the Midwest. doesn’t have access to the literary world,” poet and Chapman University professor Victoria Chang told The Washington Post.

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But it seems that for Michael Derrick Hudson, 91% White representation in poetry but multiple rejections was still unacceptable. What does it say that a poet changed his name in a stunt to up his.

“Like every poet, from time to time I write poems of which I am somewhat embarrassed. Once these poems have been rejected a multitude of times, I send them out again under the name of Michael Derrick.

02/01/2001  · Real poetry is timeless, of course, I Am Michael Derrick Hudson: Zeina Hashem Beck: Ghazal: Back Home: Conor Bracken: I Worry.

Michael Derrick Hudson’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Boulevard, Columbia, Gulf Coast, New Welch Review, West Branch, and other journals. He was named co-winner.

"I chose a strange and funny and rueful poem written by Yi-Fen Chou, which turns out to be a Chinese pseudonym used by a white male poet named Michael Derrick Hudson as a means of subverting what he.

When Michael Derrick Hudson had his poem “The Bees. Among the hundreds of poems Alexie read, Hudson’s poem stood out to him for its unique title and the fact that a Chinese poet had written a poem.

Earthworm My mornings come fraught with bushwhackings and darkness. Speechless and blind, the rewards prove inadequate: the never-ending mouthfuls of filth.

09/09/2015  · Michael Derrick Hudson. I think Hudson’s poetry is terrible. Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in July

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is actually the work of Michael Derrick Hudson, a white man from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the book’s bio for Yi-Fen Chou, the poet gives his real name and explains that his pseudonym is a strategy to.

Which in turns suggests that a more fitting title for this book of Bests might have been The Best American Poetry of 2015 According to This One Poet. So while Hudson be-aliased himself in part to make.

We’re a group of Asian North American poets responding to the Alexie/Hudson/YiFenChou yellowface poetry. for her any more than it is Michael Derrick Hudson.

09/09/2015  · Basically what happened is that a mediocre, white, male, middle-aged poet, Michael Derrick Hudson, used the Chinese woman’s name "Yi-Fen Chou" as his pen.

16/09/2015  · A white man called Michael Derrick Hudson used the name Yi-Fen Chou as a strategy to get published. Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New.

You aren’t white. And so when the poet Michael Derrick Hudson adopted the fake identity of Yi-Fen Chou, you have to wonder: why would he want to be Asian? Why would anyone want to be abnormal? When.

02/01/2001  · Real poetry is timeless, of course, I Am Michael Derrick Hudson: Zeina Hashem Beck: Ghazal: Back Home: Conor Bracken: I Worry.

Unlike Michael Derrick Hudson, the white poet made infamous for his inclusion in this year. Theodore Ross is the Executive Editor of The New Republic magazine.

The 2015 edition of The Best American Poetry is facing controversy for including a poem from “Yi-Fen Chou,” the female Asian-sounding pen name of Michael Derrick Hudson, a white male poet from Fort.

"I chose a strange and funny and rueful poem written by Yi-Fen Chou, which turns out to be a Chinese pseudonym used by a white male poet named Michael Derrick Hudson as a means of subverting what he.

which turns out to be a Chinese pseudonym used by a white male poet named Michael Derrick Hudson as a means of subverting what he believes to be a politically correct poetry business," Alexie wrote in.

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