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.
|2017||Portrait of My Father as a Pianist||Cynthia Dewi Oka|
|2017||Radial Scent||Sharon Wang|
|2017||Self-Portrait, New City Replicant||Ching-In Chen|
|1910||Upon the Heights||Yone Noguchi|
|2017||Touched by Dusk, We Know Better Ourselves||Sasha Pimentel|
|2017||My Father’s Family Fasts the Slaughter to Feast the Arrival of His Bride||Sasha Pimentel|
|2017||Sea Change||Sasha Pimentel|
|2017||Portrait in Graphite and Ornamental Hagiography||C. Dale Young|
|2017||from Notes on the Shape of Absence||Celina Su|