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Chiwan Choi

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Chiwan Choi

Chiwan Choi is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Yellow House (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017). Choi is the cofounding editor of Writ Large Press and lives in Los Angeles, California.

by this poet

it ends my sleep to want my story about
my skin melting in the sun that day of
summer and a doctor who tells me i am dying,
that thing i hide under my nails like dirt
scratched from summer skin.
so i pick up a pencil and begin to erase myself.
erasure is sometimes editing.
immigration is always editing