Inspired by Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet, Letters To A Young Poetess is the feminized and updated homage by Kiki Tom and Gabriella Calabia. Beginning a written correspondence upon being paired as mentor and mentee, the two delve into sharing thoughts, questions and feelings about writing and what it takes to share one’s voice.
I sat in Port with my legs curled up on the floor, leaning up against my bunk bed.
To express my love for my family, in the strangest way possible.
A dreamlike meditation on loss and love.
A little girl goes on a journey through a floating kingdom to seek out a magical fox in order to satiate her endless desire for companionship.
A poem about our two neighborhoods in New York and our experiences inhabiting the city in our own particular lenses.
Chatty seagulls is a poem about making every second of your life worthy.
The themes in this poem sparked from an adventure in Lake Placid when I was visiting with my family. We went on a frozen nature walk and saw these gigantic ice cliffs.
Two perspectives on 2020, a year of change, growth, tragedy, and conflict.
I was inspired by the illusions in my head as if there was a hamster in a wheel and it kept spinning. I felt that the only way to get the wheel to stop was to write my thoughts out on paper.
The poem speaks to our shared history as Asian-American women, emphasizing a colonial past in China and India, our liberation, and the formation of new rituals between generations all through the lens of tea.
Teenagers oftentimes don’t know themselves and are not well aware of their identity. This is a poem where I am exploring the different sides of my identity.
A list of problems that increase in scale as we progress throughout the week. In a sense, they all reflect the world growing heavier to bear, an incessant drowning of some sort.
City Girl By Adelle Xiao This piece talks about my relationships with nature and my parents in order to explore my feelings toward living in New York City. I am…
We wrote stories based on old nursery rhymes, giving them a new twist. Ivy’s story “Where Are the Children?” is a reimagining of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” which Kathleen has illustrated.