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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Poems for Kids

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April 22, 2018

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To celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May—and the rich tradition of Asian/Pacific American poetry all year long—browse this selection of poems.

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The Dream of Shoji” by Kimiko Hahn
How to say milk? How to say sand, snow, sow…

"From Blossoms" by Li-Young Lee
From blossoms comes...

I Ask My Mother to Sing” by Li-Young Lee
She begins, and my grandmother joins her…
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Amphibians” by Joseph O. Legaspi
Amphibians live in both…
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Resurrection” by Sally Wen Mao
In the autumn I moved to New York…

Peaches” by Adrienne Su
A crate of peaches straight from the farm…
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"Unpacking a Globe" by Arthur Sze
I gaze at the Pacific and don't expect...
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Archipelagic” by R. A. Villanueva
Not vinegar. Not acid. Not…

Kissing in Vietnamese” by Ocean Vuong
My grandmother kisses…
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Naturalization” by Jenny Xie
His tongue shorn, father confuses…

"Music from Childhood" by John Yau 
You grow up hearing two languages...


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