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May Yang

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May Yang

May Yang is an artist, writer, and ethnographer from California. She is the author of To Whitey and the Cracker Jack (Anhinga Press, 2017), chosen by Evie Shockley for the 2016 Robert Dana Prize in Poetry. 

by this poet



my words are impoverished,
i don’t make cents here

a mouth that has no reason,
has no season

how sad it is that life is bent,
on how well you spoke


a bull’s thistle and a fox’s tail

You had taken your leave when the