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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