“shame / is just another word for refusing to burn / down the palace”
By Megan Kim
This May, Megan Kim spotlights four poems for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
“I recited the what for you / The wallpaper, peristaltic, listened & interred”
By Jane Zwart
“these studies are stirred / from other colors. The leaf turns / brown because it has been green / and gold and red.”
“I dwell inside / the eye of your brain, the word on the page: me, / split for anyone to try.”
How many words do I / know for hunger? What is the nestling space /
between two countries / of conflict called?
I vulture myself when I touch you, /
my stomach its own feast, my tongue a prayer for a tongue.
By K. Iver
There are so many gods wanting my soreness. / I can bruise my forehead bowing before so many statues.