6 posts in Poetry

"To be American is to be?" How Victoria Chang and Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry Attempt to Answer This

"To be American is to be?" How Victoria Chang and Kaveh Akbar’s Poetry Attempt to Answer This

Holly Martinez /

My grandparents immigrated to New York from Colombia in the late 50s. They did not want to move to a Hispanic neighborhood because they thought they wouldn’t be able to fully integrate if they stayed with people like them. They moved to Astoria, a predominantly Greek neighborhood. Upon their arrival, the Greeks called them dirty and thought they wouldn’t pay their rent. Though the Greek community soon realized…

Como Tú

Karen Hernandez /

After reading “Como Tú/ Like you/ Like me” by Richard Blanco. Como tú, I always wondered what would’ve been my life If I had stayed in my home, my country. It’s been 9 years yet I still see words I don’t understand, people I don’t understand. I see their mouths moving but I can’t tell what they are saying. Como tú, I didn’t have…

Ode to Pliancy

Ode to Pliancy

Joni Lee /

a poem written after reading “Ode to Gossips” by Safia Elhillo…

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