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.
In her poem, Between the Lines, Jacqueline Wu beautifully illustrates the trials of a youthful resounding love, strings and cords, and a ballad that takes you back in time
Min Lee tugs at your heartstrings in this creative non-fiction piece which takes the reader through the journey of a tiger’s life and death.
Grace Hur illustrates the journey towards finding the hidden beauty of emptiness in her powerful and thought-provoking nonfiction piece, “declutter.”
In her poem, “Roots”, Katherine Mallory uses poignant imagery to explore the family dynamics and personal history.
Avery Lin describes a young, brilliant female character shunned by great forces. Through expansive imagery, the rosy lipped girl must find security in herself to fight the evil’s of the world
In “Piano Player Fingers”, Yong-Yu Huang evocatively captures the dynamics of sibling and family relationships.
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.”