Tag Archives: Asian American Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LI-YOUNG LEE

By Li-Young Lee: from ALWAYS A ROSE Not for the golden pears, rotten on the ground— their sweetness their secret—not for the scent of their dying did I go back to my father’s house. Not for the grass grown wild … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MARCI CALABRETTA

By Marci Calabretta: CATERPILLAR SEASON Wild strawberries were blooming as we ambled toward the cottonwood shade. You were examining the prophecy of snowfall in the measurements of woolly caterpillars and I asked your opinion on the nature of happiness, perhaps … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ALLIE MORENO

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING By Allie Moreno I have been stretched like skin to dry in the sun I am a blanket I’m a tightrope a staircase a palace of forgotten photographs a sandcastle exposed in the wind … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SHARON SUZUKI-MARTINEZ

By Sharon Suzuki-Martinez: ONE HUNDRED BRIDGES 1. One day I gave myself a gift certificate because who knows what I want? One night without thinking I traded it for one hundred bridges. 2. We turn the house upside-down in search … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SPLIT

from SPLIT By Cathy Linh Che: THE FUTURE THERAPIST ASKS ABOUT RAPE This morning, I watched a woman shatter the thin ice on the pavement. I made the bed, tucked in the sheets, and in the window, I saw reflected … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: POETRY GENIUS

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in America today, and so today I want to introduce you to the wonder that is … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JENNA LE

By Jenna Le: MOM’S COCKS Mom grew up beside the Perfume River in Vietnam, in a brick house overrun by chickens. Those horny-footed fowl were always rubbing their feather-padded genitals against sofa legs and children’s shoes as if they were … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NO

from NO By Ocean Vuong TORSO OF AIR Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ARLENE KIM

By Arlene Kim: (Today’s poems originally appeared in Diode and appear here today with permission from the poet.) Arlene Kim grew up on the east coast of the U.S. before drifting westward. Her first collection of poems What have you … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: REGIE CABICO

IT’S NOT SO MUCH HIS KISS I RECALL AS HIS VOICE By Regie Cabico A shy pebble rippling water. Each phrase a school of startled ginger fish shimmering through the telephone line. I’d like to invite you to my place … Continue reading

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