Apogee Press



Among the Names
Apostrophe
Apprehend
Also Known As
bk of (h)rs
The Cellar Dreamer
cloudlife
Discrete Categories
Forced into Coupling

dust and conscience
Edge and Fold
Equinox
fine
Follow-haswed
four letter words
Gorgeous Mourning
Human Forest
In the Absent
Everyday

Marybones
My Rice Tastes Like
The Lake

Oh
open book
passing world pictures
placing the accents
The Pleasures of C
Plunge
Rules of the House
Speed of Life
Table Alphabetical
of Hard Words

The Turning
Verso
Wild Goods
within the margin


Maxine Chernoff
Valerie Coulton
Tsering Wangmo
Dhompa

Kathleen Fraser
Paul Hoover
Alice Jones
Stefanie Marlis
Edward Kleinschmidt
Mayes

Pattie McCarthy
Denise Newman
Elizabeth Robinson
Edward Smallfield
Cole Swensen
Truong Tran
Laura Walker






My Rice Tastes Like The Lake, by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa My Rice Tastes Like The Lake
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa


Read ExcerptsOrdering Info

"Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's My rice tastes like the lake echoes in the mind, mouth, and heart as its strangely calm English phrases settle into measured lines and stanzas. This is serious, beautiful, haunting work—a unique expression, in post-modern writing, of a contemporary Buddhist woman in exile, searching for a language capable of spanning her own past, present, and future. It is not enough to have one tongue. "'It cannot point to everything and in every direction.'"
—Norman Fischer