POETRY
POETRY: Qualms

Mother, quiet and pregnant with fear, raised a daughter with no tongue. I remember in our old house the door opened outward to the grass, […]

POETRY: Bared

there are pomegranates in your cheeks. a saccharine smile leaves the sap in its place. your eyes sparkle with the sugar. there’s a tree in […]

POETRY: Yellow Cento

This poem is a collage poem made from “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.                    there […]

POETRY: It’s July in the Desert, so I Miss You

  You weren’t there, but late at night, As the wind pressed open the window and  Blew in our neighbors’ arguing,  I could pretend you […]

POETRY: At Meng Po’s Bridge of Rebirth

can you promise me now when you see me at the bridge, you won’t say you’re proud and I won’t say I’m sorry: Lady Meng […]

Valerie Navarrete
POETRY: Interrupted Connection

The press of our Uber driver’s ankle has sent us to a part of town where traffic lights sleepily blink green. Where roses are hung […]

POETRY: I Want Us Both to Eat Well

after Christopher Citro’s “Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks”                except both           […]

POETRY: County Fair

Yale Daily News Magazine · County Fair 1. A teenage boy is waiting in line for the ferris wheel and focusing hard on how shit […]

POETRY: Summer Mortal

Yale Daily News Magazine · Summer Mortal Fishing with my father, I learned how to cast and reel, reel and cast, cast and reel, the […]

POETRY: I WANNA PLAY WHERE YOU PLAY WITH THE ANGELS

I CANNOT SPEAK TO THE MAGNITUDE OF THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES / THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES / THESE UNSTABLE TIMES / OR ANY OF THE SYNONYMS FOR […]

POETRY: My Front Yard, According to Texts from My Father

                  “An awesome big and beautiful orange moon rising tonight.” Our aging porch creaks out griefbeneath my […]