In Gia Bharadwaj’s poem, “Daughter”, a complex and violent story of motherhood is captured through the point of view of a vulnerable and defenseless daughter. Her poem is brimming with powerful images that delicately explore the painful and painless experience of being broken.
Luiza Louback addresses an imperative issue facing Rio de Janeiro in her beautifully heartbreaking poem.
In her poems, Serena Deng explores the powerful intersection of creation, decline, identity, and becoming through memorable imagery and vivid language.
In her poem, Henie Zhang uses powerful and beautiful imagery to capture the moon masterfully.
In her poem, “Roots”, Katherine Mallory uses poignant imagery to explore the family dynamics and personal history.
Sara Cao writes a self-portrait that deals with belonging, the mind, and the body with powerful and visceral poetic skill.
In her three poems, Allison Stein uses visceral details and powerful imagery to paint compelling scenes and unforgettable characters.
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.”
Alice Bolin is the author of Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. It is a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, is on the list of Kirkus’ Best Nonfiction Books of 2018, and is an Edgar Award nominee. Alice has published poems, stories, and… Continue reading