Emily Tian is a high school senior from Rockville, MD, and a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Poetry Award. Her work has previously been honored by the New York Times, the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Gigantic Sequins and the Claremont Review, among others.
This April, to recognize and honor National Poetry Month, we curated a folio of poems by 10 Asian American high school students. This page features Emily Tian's "vera wang." We invite you to take a moment to read the other nine poems in this collection here.
— Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Poetry Editor