The Dating Issue: Poetry Roundup

Each issue we feature the work of Asian female writers all over the world. Here are this issue’s poems:

Thank you by Nicolette Wu

thank you for the words that
make me warm inside and out
thank you for the words that
make me like you without a doubt
 thank you for the letter with the
spelling mistakes and all
thank you for the letter that made
my gift feel so small
 thank you for tousling my hair
every single day
thank you for the awkward conversations at school that just
make me want to stay
 thank you for being you and just
making me smile
thank you for being you and
making school worthwhile
 

 

Spring of Dreams by Cynthia Putri Iskandar

unfettered lies
liaisons of beings
fear of the truth
my crystal tears
 maiden in white
tufts of dandelions
no fury, no agony
close your eyes
 symphony of purity
kaleidoscope of peace
breeze embalming the body
sweet, sweet dreams
 when I die
play this song
and think of meas I dance at the spring of dreams
    

Overachiever Magazine was started by Rehana Paul in October of 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities.

Our name is poking fun at the stereotype that all Asians are overachievers, especially Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. It’s also in recognition of all of us who have had no choice but to be overachievers: managing societal expectations, family obligations, and educational opportunities, all while fighting the patriarchy.

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