Avery Lin describes a young, brilliant female character shunned by great forces. Through expansive imagery, the rosy lipped girl must find security
With fierce and vivid imagery, Laura Ospina develops themes of remembrance and struggle in her poem, "A Letter from Gloria."
In "Piano Player Fingers", Yong-Yu Huang evocatively captures the dynamics of sibling and family relationships.
Sara Cao writes a self-portrait that deals with belonging, the mind, and the body with powerful and visceral poetic skill.
Ariel Kim uses expansive imagery in her poem "Mikrokosmos" studying the latin characteristics of the galaxy
In these two poems by Nathan Lee, visceral and natural imagery is employed to create an authentic picture of teenage life.
Caroline Coleman captures a vivid sense of yearning, nostalgia, pain, and beauty in her two gorgeously crafted poems, "graduation," and "party portraits."
In her piece, Avalon Felice Lee takes you through a funky and absurd adventure into the Galapagos that contains strange bird-like characters
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In her three poems, Allison Stein uses visceral details and powerful imagery to paint compelling scenes and unforgettable characters.
In her piece, "The Lady Downstairs", Kanchan Naik unfolds the haunted side of family heritage in a busy city life full of
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In her beautifully crafted poem "Layers of Self," Lauren Kim uses vivid language and powerful imagery to explore the self.
In her poem, Lynn Kong uses vivid language to reflect on and amplify the details in Paul Klee’s painting “Fish Magic.”
Katherine Vandermel balances the simple and the lush; the ethereal and the physical in her visceral and poignant piece, "Hymnody."
In her poem, "Of This Skin", Angel Benjamin creates visceral imagery that explores the details of the largest organ of the human