Jane Wong grew up in a Jersey restaurant. Her poems can be found in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, The Volta, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Squaw Valley, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at the University of Washington Bothell and the Hugo House. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016).
For April, we are pleased to bring you two poems by Jane Wong. The poems are rich and jarring, surprising in both imagery and in the way they break your heart in unexpected ways.
--Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor
THE DECIPHERED WORLD
I walk across a dotted line
separating this world
like the nectarine
the man in the market
split and handed over