Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More Adoptee Poet Discoveries

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The other day I came across this lovely collection of adoptee poetry via the Harlow's Monkey Facebook page (thank you, JaeRan Kim). It's a small portfolio curated by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs for The Margins, an online magazine of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Two poems by our friend, Lisa Marie Rollins, are included. The voices here are widely varied, but you're sure to find one that speaks to you. For me, it's Molly Gaudry in "Fruit": ". . . how one bite takes me to that morning thunderstorm a decade ago exactly beneath which I met my biological father . . . ."