Bethany Carlson

Bethany Carlson is a Korean American adoptee who teaches college writing courses in Connecticut. Her chapbook DIADEM ME was published by Miel Press in 2013.  

November Poetry: “The heirloom of womanhood is a brutal crown” by Bethany Carlson

Curated as part of the Adoptee Poetry Folio by Guest Editor Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

This November, to recognize and honor National Adoption Awareness Month, I've invited adoptee poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello to curate a folio of poems by 10 Asian American adoptees. This page features Bethany Carlson's "The heirloom of womanhood is a brutal crown." I invite you to take a moment to read her moving introduction to the folio here, as well as the other nine poems in this collection.