Ally Ang

Ally Ang is a gaysian poet and an MFA candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Their work has been published in The Journal, AAWW’s The Margins, Muzzle Magazine, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. Ally’s poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Bettering American Poetry. Find them at or on Twitter @TheOceanIsGay.


Pap Smear


“I have opinions / about the instrument of violence / holding my body open, its history / too brutal for metaphor, but I keep them / to myself.” 

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