Mars Hu

Mars Hu is a poet based in Vancouver, Canada. She has published work in journals such as Glass Poetry Press, Tinderbox, Cleaver, Barking Sycamores, Red Paint Hill Press, Cadaverine, Eunoia, After the Pause, Crab Fat Magazine, among others. She is the author of the micro-chapbook Ocean's Children (Platypus Press 2016), a Best New Poets Nominee (2018), a Best of Net Nominee (2018), a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and an Orison Anthology of Poetry Finalist via American Journal of Poetry. In addition to writing, she is the editor in chief of VENUS MAG and edits for Indolent Books. She is an incoming student at Columbia University. You can find more about her at

APRIL POETRY: "I Swallow a Nest" by Mars Hu

Curated as part of the Youth Poetry Folio for National Poetry Month

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 Mars Hu's "I Swallow a Nest." We invite you to take a moment to read the other nine poems in this collection here.

— Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Poetry Editor

I Swallow a Nest