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When You Turn Into Silence: Three Poems By E.J. Koh

By E. J. Koh | February 28, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The sun sieves through the canopy— / rivers are relenting. My soul seats itself // for the first time. Where it is quiet, it becomes cold. / There is nothing I must do but die— // what joy to let go of all things—what ease to give up.

Seeing a Lover: Four Poems by Hasan Sijzi of Delhi

By Hasan Sijzi of Delhi | January 31, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘My wishes are fulfilled with less searching. / My lover rises with a little waiting. / His fresh moustache conquers the cosmos. / Colored by evening, his mole deceives fate.’

“Nautical Shrouds”

By Vi Khi Nao | January 24, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘I roam. Sometimes in solitude; sometimes in a crowd. But unlike a dog, I do not die a little each day, subdued to the loyalty of my master. I die all at once if it must be.’

When Nature Inhabits a Body: Two Poems by Shireen Madon

By Shireen Madon | January 10, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘The pain entered / me the way the moon / disarms the daya slick blade. / I offered myself as water, / studied its errancy. / What a good citizen, / I thought.’

Lycoris Radiata

By Kou Sugita | November 17, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘Do you hear / the rainfall beating / on cowhide skin / father? It is the life / of autumn, / supernova / booming’

Aubade for Winter

By Sandra Lim and Aimee Nezhukumatathil | March 10, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I went to see what people are really like / in a thousand human ways.

“Stet” and Other Poems

By Tamiko Beyer | January 13, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

My palms cannot hold back the shifting currents. / They can slap a rhythm, hoist / a banner, hold / your face tenderly between them

Excerpt: ‘The Last Hour of the Bengal Tiger’ from Revenge

By Yoko Ogawa | March 22, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“I suddenly noticed an odor in the air. It was sweet and persistent but not at all unpleasant. I took a deep breath and let myself be guided by the smell.”

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