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Andre Yang

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Andre Yang
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Andre Yang received his MFA degree from Fresno State University. His poetry has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Hyphen Magazine, and Kweli, among other journals, as well as in the anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice (University of Arizona Press, 2016). Yang is also a Kundiman Fellow, and he has attended the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and was a recipient of a UCross Foundation residency. As a founding member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle (HAWC), he actively conducts and participates in public writing workshops. He lives in Fresno, California.

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—Fresno, Spring, 2016

Every few years, miles of upturned fields skirt the city,
& the rows of trees—peach, almond, & sometimes
grapevine trunks—lift their roots toward sky.
No one else comes to pay tribute to this but you
so you walk amongst the dying,