My Dear Yeast
Han’s full-length collection, My Dear Yeast, tracks the complexities of growing up as Third Culture Kid (TCK). The poems in this book move fluidly back and forth with their narrator from Tanzania to Korea to the United States to the United Kingdom, all while narrating a coming of age in the midst of multicultural influences. The effect is of being “from” everywhere and yet not quite anywhere, an experience that Melanie Hyo-In Han portrays with a recognition of both abundance and loss.
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Sandpaper Tongue, Parchment Lips
Melanie Hyo-In Han’s first poetry chapbook, Sandpaper Tongue, Parchment Lips, is a collection of poetry based on her experiences as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) growing up in East Africa and facing struggles around identity and racism, as well as cultural and linguistic barriers between her and her family.