POETRY: Sonnet (Exegesis)

A critic at The New York Times, referencing another critic, has dubbed this era A “no-context context.” It’s because of “semiotics” and Lil Nas X […]

POETRY: Afong Moy Teaches Provenance

After Sally Wen Mao’s ‘The Diary of Afong Moy’   when the poacher knocks on my door, arms              crossed […]

POETRY: Palm Sunday

The choir renders hosannas of seashores and crashing surf, hoping the Ocean will talk back. Fishers of men throw nets over the worshipers’ heads, try […]

POETRY: Orange Baby

It started like this: during my first visit the doctor ordered a test and told me there’s not enough iron in my blood. It’s hereditary, […]

POETRY: The Collapse

These are the rangelands south of Australian opal fields, cattle-beaten and itching, red as an angry throat. They built boomtowns and picked at the orebody, […]

POETRY: Assimilant

My father’s side dials from landlines: when you are on our end of the Pacific, get on a train and come to New York and […]

POETRY: The Founding of Tyrdin

A tall staircase led up a wall  south of the city’s port and reached around a corner  at the marketplace. One day a merchant came […]

POETRY: unknot

i never use apostrophes where they should be, sentences hanging like a waxing gibbous moon cat emoji, blush emoji, heart emoji, with double 3s  bracketed […]

Mark Chung

June dusk and the air  is like water  pouring over your  skin the dark is rest  for your eyes the night  is bounty. Dusk and  […]

POETRY: Gentle Mother

And even though I tumbled carelessly through the world inside you biding my time to give my word, giving my word while breathing in yours, […]

POETRY: Ghosts

Poetry created from pieces of graffiti in the stacks and confessions from @yale.confessions on Instagram. Every word below was written by someone else, with only […]