An encounter with the police and a Chinese-American family’s sense of “failing in a loud and crazy time” are the subjects of Tina Cane’s stark poem.
Zeus remarks on both sides of the mythic Trojan War. The parallels to our current reality are clear.
Gerald Yelle’s poem is a surreal take on militarization and white flight.
Laura Sweeney’s poem celebrates women’s courage–political and otherwise.
A child experiences a sweetly poignant moment of confusion.
Continuing our Immigration and Xenophobia series, Josh Conklin’s poem captures the selective compassion of the era.
Michael Chin recounts an early lesson in sports, race relations, and language.
Steven Cordova pokes at American exceptionalism and willful ignorance.
Patti Kameya boldly satirizes cultural appropriation and the violence that accompanies it.
From the Mostar Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge, atrocity leaves us “without a metaphor.”
ICE conducted sweeping raids in immigrant communities last week. Still, so many white moderates “try the impossible /not to witness.”
Edward J. Santella celebrates the strength of women in immigrant families.
In Leona Sevick’s poem, a daughter of Korean immigrants grapples with the loneliness that can reside at cultural intersections.
Soodabeh Saeidnia’s “Two Micro-Poems” captures our present sense of disunity and the accompanying sorrow.
The first poem in our Immigration and Xenophobia series should frighten and embolden you.
Desire and death are never far apart; neither are beauty and tragedy.