Thirty Days of Poetry. Day #5

Day #5: The Margins

Celebrating National Poetry Month by highlighting 30 days of literary journals that publish poetry you can read in 5 minutes or less.

Day #5: The Margins

This is for Linda, my spiritual friend, the kind of person who will teach you to hula on earth’s ledges at sunset to raise a full moon.

The Margins is the literary journal created by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop

AAWW is “ devoted to creating, publishing, developing and disseminating creative writing by Asian Americans, and to providing an alternative literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Since our founding in 1991, we have been dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told.”

The Margins offers a regular Poetry Tuesday section featuring, you guessed it, new poetry. One of my all time Poetry Tuesday favorites is “Two Poems” by Jennifer Huang.

Here’s the beginning of “Notes on Orange”

Notes on Orange

In case you’re wondering, the fruit came first, the color
name second. They called it red-yellow for some time, and
for some time it was just that. Red brought nearer to
humanity by yellow, as Kandinsky described it. I am just
that: a human who wants to be closer to god. 

from “Notes on Orange” by Jennifer Huang

Grow a little this National Poetry Month. I like to think that’s why it’s in spring, the season of buds and blooms. Let me recommend a journal just for you. I really like being a poetry matchmaker.