Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and author. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. Marilyn Chin’s books of poems include A Portrait of the Self as Nation, Hard Love Province, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, Dwarf Bamboo, and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty. Her book of fiction is called Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. She presently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Ma’am, An American Tragedy
This poem appears in the latest issue of the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 20 Childhood To receive the ...