I’m happy to announce that my poems “Last Bar in Okinawa” and “Home from College” have been selected for publication in the 2017 issue of Two Thirds North. To read the online version, please click here. “Last Bar in Okinawa” and “Home from College” is also be included in the 2017 print issue of Two Thirds North, available for … Continue reading “Last Bar in Okinawa” and “Home from College” by Samantha Lê published in Two Thirds North, 2017 issue
“The Hanging Family Tree” employs what Robert Pinsky, in his book The Sounds of Poetry, calls “like and unlike sounds” in order to intensify the meaning of key thematic lines and to create shifts in the musical effects of the poem.
The alienation of the cityscape creates a profound sense of isolation, which is represented not just in the images but also in the construction of the lines. Every sentence in this poem begins with “I.”