Other Small Histories by Darien Hsu Gee

Winner of the 2019 Chapbook Fellowship

Selected and introduced by Patricia Smith

Darien Hsu Gee’s Other Small Histories is a lush and lyrical chronicle of a walking back, a mesmerizing merge of research, vision and invention that gradually crafts a story of the women in her matriarchal line. She does so in a series of lean prose poetry vignettes that unreel like fragments of cinema, beautifully sparse revelations that make the reader a party to her process of discovery.

—Patricia Smith

Darien Hsu Gee is the recipient of a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, and her novels have been published by Penguin Random House. Her craft book on writing memoir won the 2015 Hawaii‘i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award of Excellence. Darien lives and writes from the island of Hawai‘i.

Edition: 500 copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson, with covers by Dan Funderburgh.