B.J. Morbitzer’s “A Time to Believe” is about the power of belief. This simple piece is filled with positive energy that quickly excites one’s mind.
Shankha Ghosh’s “Rehabilitation” is about a refugee. Ghosh describes the things he lost and what he had with him after the Partition of Bengal.
Louise Erdrich’s poem “Indian Boarding School: The Runaways” is all about the life of children and youth admitted to Native American boarding schools.
“The Survivor” centers on the Asian American feminism and bicultural identity of a speaker. It is about how an Asian girl faces a lot of restrictions from an early stage of her life.
“The Gift” is about a childhood memory of poet Li-Young Lee concerning his father dexterously pulling out a metal blade from his soft, little hand.
Li-Young Lee’s “Eating Together” is about how a speaker misses his deceased father at the time of having lunch with his family.
Dylan Thomas wrote “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” (1945) in reaction to a child’s death during World War II.
Anne Sexton’s “The Starry Night’ is an ekphrasis of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh’s magnum opus by the same title.
“Requiem” is about the poet Robert Louis Stevenson’s final wish. He describes how he wants to be remembered after his death.
“The child who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga” is a poem of protest, written by the South African poet Ingrid Jonker in March 1960.