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A Tribute to Tiger Mom: Selected Poetry and Prose by Rain Chan

Selected poetry and prose from Rain Chan. Read “A Tribute to Tiger Mom” below and click here to read more of Rain’s work.   ‘A Tribute to Tiger Mom’ was a poem written for multiple reasons. It was written as reaction to a stereotype that did not justify the complexity of what it means to be […]

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forever sounds like: Selected Poetry by Hayun Cho

Selected poetry from Hayun Cho. write Her true and write Her warm   No, I will not write Her sad today. Today She is merrier than the gods. She has eaten them all, She is sitting on their altars and guzzling their wine. She is a little drunk. Monsoons wind down Her thighs. Mirrors tremble […]

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婆婆: A Tribute Poem by Huiying B. Chan

婆婆 is a poem and a tribute to the resilience and love of Huiying’s grandmother and the generations of women in their family. It is part of remember your light, their personal collection of poetry. Click on the player to play the audio, or read the transcript below.   TRANSCRIPT 婆婆, when you became the […]

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A Love Letter to Queer, Christian Asians: Poetry by Lily Luo

A poem from Lily Luo. This poem came out of the many conversations I’ve had, with friends of mine who were dealing with similar questions about their identities, with myself as I tried to reconcile all the different, vibrant, complex parts of my being, with those who were a bit older than me who had […]

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Self-Love and Transformation: Poetry from Naazneen Diwan

These four audio tracks from Naazneen Diwan are poems that touch on self-love and transformation, building and preserving refuge collectively, opening our hearts in the face of heartbreak, and survival, sisterhood and inner-divinity. Click on the images below to read the text of each poem and scroll down to play the audio, as performed by […]

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Transcending Colors: A Performance Poem by Tsen Ga Tsung

A performance poem written and performed by Tsen Ga Tsung. Yellow and blue, these very hues intertwined so tightly by this social glue To construe, my expected who Nah, my self in its whole transcends the colors of the rainbow Composed of colors beyond the physical Forget the white patriarch’s painting palette Cuz what I […]

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Selections from The Trouble with Humpadori

A visual art piece by Bishakh Som and poems by Vidhu Aggarwal   THE-WORLD-IS-FLAT FRIEND Before ever having been stomped on, I had the character of a martyr and a slave. In my character— a terrible passivity. Tag it: a new species of calm. Pressed into service, there’s nothing to do but expand. I’m expansive, low […]

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She Smells: A Poem by Esha Pillay

A poem read and written by Esha Pillay.     Esha is a fifth generation Indo-Fijian who is searching for her roots in relation to the diaspora. She currently works in higher education in Boston, Massachusetts and is a contributor for gal-dem magazine. She also believes in fighting microaggressions, even more so than breathing.

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Jungli: A Poem by Salwa Tareen

A poem by Salwa Tareen. Salwa Tareen is a recent college graduate, community organizer, and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a Pakistani-American woman born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Canada, in her spare time she enjoys thinking of clever quips to the question: “No, where are you really from?”

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A Song for Grace Lee Boggs

A multi-disciplinary art piece by Sophia Terazawa: To work is to mourn. I write to mourn. This song is one of many “ghost portraits” that I create to call upon and honor those who have walked before us in this dangerous, joyful, and devastating path called liberation. As I write this now, Grace Lee Boggs […]

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