Let us take the river
path near Fall Hill.
There we will negotiate
an outcrop with its silvered
initials & other bits of graffiti,
all the way to the broken edge
that overlooks the bend,
& hold hands until
we can no longer tell
where the river ends.
May is officially designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Americans of Asian and Pacific heritage. Celebrate by reading poems by contemporary Asian American and Pacific American writers below. For more poems, audio, videos, essays, and books related to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, visit our Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month page.
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|2018||I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party||Chen Chen|
|2018||Poem Full of Worry Ending with My Birth||Tarfia Faizullah|
|2018||White Boy Time Machine: Override||Hieu Minh Nguyen|
|2018||Ficus Carica Sonnet||Hoa Nguyen|
|2018||Three Words||Li-Young Lee|
|2018||Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet||Li-Young Lee|
|2018||Origin Story||Jenny Xie|