Photo Credit: Elaine Wang
spring/summer 2019

Family Tradition

by Elaine Wang

My father would rather poison me

than admit he was wrong

The next morning when my sister

shook me awake         in fright 

I laughed
                at her worry 


Elaine Wang has been published in Memorious, Sunstar, Spires, cahoodaloodaling, Analecta, Hot House, Zero Ducats, the Lantern Review, FreezeRay, and Front Porch. She was part of 92y’s #wordswelivein project and recently part of Unmargin's "Incantations" ( 

She is a Kundiman Fellow and 2014 and 2017 Pushcart Prize Nominee.


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the intellectual and creative voices 

of people of color.

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