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Pleiades
Volume: 40.2 | Year: 2020

Table of Contents:

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin
stasis // or the epic of uzzah

Stine An
Bom of My Hometown Sings the Balm of My Hometown

Mary-Kim Arnold
First Gen

Sarah Audsley
On Meeting My Biological Father

Emma Aylor
Self-Portrait as Celestograph

Colleen Baran
Sylvia's

Jan Beatty
My Father Disappears into Flowers

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
[At the end of the worm]

Emma Bolden
A Man Tries to Explain God to Me

Anthony Borruso
Unfathomables

Bryan Byrdlong
Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Zombie
The Kissing Song

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello
Mythology

E Yean Chang
For the Asian Marvel Movie

Franny Choi
Alternate World in Which Koreans Can Pickle Anything
First Encounter

Helena Chung
Omurice

Charlie Clark
Devil's Tongue

Maija Rhee Devine
Comfort Women of WWII

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
Man in Korean Costume

Barbara Edelman
Being Who Were Nancy in the Back Yard and in Dreams

Kathy Fagan
Dedicated

Gabrielle Frahm-Claffey
Procedures

Rebecca Morgan Frank
Ode to the Robobee

John Gallaher
The Movement of Crowds (Architecture 45)

Sarah Richards Graba
Chart the Moon

James Allen Hall
Erotic Crime Thriller

Rachel Han
Songdo

Leslie Harrison
Parable of the Maps

Nicole Higgins
It Was a Compliment, Jeez

Anna Maria Hong
The New Madrigals

Heikki Huotari
The Luck of the Draw

Su Hwang
But Your Daughter So Pretty

Melissa Fite Johnson
AA Abecedarian

Janine Joseph
American Sentences
Coup-Contrecoup

Mia Kang
Theresa, I Miss You (Plans for Algiers)

Christopher Kempf
National Anthem
Homecoming

Joey S. Kim
Plunder

Annie Kim
Self-Portait with Statue of a Hawk
Self-Portrait as Ornament

Caroline Kim
Telling Time

Hyejung Kook
Invention No. 22 in A-flat major

Robin Kozak
Red Tide

Ted Lardner
Love Poem for Demolition Gorge

Michael Lavers
Mr.s Glendower's Kitten

Jenna Le
Quixotic

Sueyeun Juliette Lee
because time when words could work has passed

Janice Lee
from Separation Anxiety

Diana Keren Lee
Self-Portrait as Asian American Actress

Eugenia Leigh
Gold

Sandra Lim
The Absolutist

Rachel Inez Marshall
Luna Madre

Sarah Matthes
Lament for the Living

Kristi Maxwell
Blue Whale
Okapi
Wood Bison

John McCarthy
For the Opossum, My Sympathy

Rosalie Moffett
Saying the New Grace

Sara Mumolo
Trauma Note

Mark Neely
Election

Steve Nickman
Meditation at Eighty

Tiana Nobile
To Whom It May Concern

Cynthia Dewi Oka
Unsetn Text Messages to Desire in a Gas Mask

Madeleine Owen-Dunow
Hole

Hannah Sanghee Park
Plague

Jianna Jihyun Park
Against Fluency

Diana Park
The Village

Catherine Pierce
Poem Written After the Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Marko Pogacar
An Object (Lost in Its Complex Text)
To Neighbors (This Morning My Flesh Is a Half-Staff Flag)
It's Lovely
Every Woman Adores a Fascist (To Dreamy Housewife)

Colin Pope
Homily After Uncovering the Scrapped Blueprints of Early Designs of Man

Gretchen Steele Pratt
Beneath September

Doug Ramspeck
Ghost Clouds

Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut
Obligatory Persimmon

Aimee Seu
Clitoral
G-Spot

Samyak Shertok
Dear Crow

Sun Yung Shin
Reading Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test
Find a Naturalization Test Word
Lullaby | Goodnight

Leah Silvieus
Buying Apples After Not Leaving the House for Three Days

Jessica Q. Stark
Savage Pageant: A Genealogy

Kim Stoker
Pitch the Baby

Jennifer Sweeney
Lightbox

Julia Thacker
I Was Bigfoot's Love Slave!

Tian-Ai
Abecedarian Portent
Shimmies

Eric Tran
Ode to Bossy Bottoms

Jeff Whitney
A gun in the First Act, or How a Story Changes

Arhm Choi Wild
The Family Business: Iris Cleaners

Y. L. Xue
In Review

Emily Jungmin Yoon
Field

Monica Youn
from Deracinations: Ten Sonograms

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
[At the end of the worm]

 

Franny Choi
Alternate World in Which Koreans Can Pickle Anything; First Encounter

 

Kathy Fagan
Dedicated

 

John Gallaher
The Movement of Crowds (Architecture 45)

 

James Allen Hall
Erotic Crime Thriller

 

Leslie Harrison
Parable of the Maps

 

Anna Maria Hong
The New Madrigals

 

Sandra Lim
The Absolutist

 

Catherine Pierce
Poem Written After the Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

 

Doug Ramspeck
Ghost Clouds

 

Sun Yung Shin
Reading Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test; Find a Naturalization Test Word; Lullaby | Goodnight

 

Jennifer Sweeney
Lightbox

 

Emily Jungmin Yoon
Field

 

Monica Youn
from Deracinations: Ten Sonograms