Let us take the river
path near Fall Hill.
There we will negotiate
an outcrop with its silvered
initials & other bits of graffiti,
all the way to the broken edge
that overlooks the bend,
& hold hands until
we can no longer tell
where the river ends.
May is officially designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Americans of Asian and Pacific heritage. Celebrate by reading poems by contemporary Asian American and Pacific American writers below. For more poems, audio, videos, essays, and books related to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, visit our Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month page.
|1986||I Ask My Mother to Sing||Li-Young Lee|
|2017||Square Cells||Jenny Xie|
|2017||Letters to Du Fu||Jenny Xie|
|2017||The Perfect Poem||Kaveh Akbar|
|2017||Self-Portrait as Exit Wounds||Ocean Vuong|
|2017||Deception Story||Solmaz Sharif|
|2017||First Light||Chen Chen|
|2017||Dear Exile,||Mai Der Vang|
|2017||Elsa Is Involved in a Clandestine Love Affair||Angela Veronica Wong|
|2017||Contract between Forward and Reply||Mia You|