Samantha Lê ~ Featured Poet in the Aurorean, Spring/Summer 2017 issue

I’m honored to be a Featured Poet of the Aurorean Spring/Summer 2017 issue, and that my poems “La Comédie,” “Tongue Tied,” and “Your Absence” were selected for publication. [This issue of the Aurorean is now available for purchase.] About “La Comédie” A villanelle.  The refrains in this French form create a sing-song quality that contrasts with the bleakness … Continue reading Samantha Lê ~ Featured Poet in the Aurorean, Spring/Summer 2017 issue

Quote: Charles Bukowski

“great writers are indecent people they live unfairly saving the best part for paper.” ― from The People Look Like Flowers at Last

My Father’s Son

Your brown and raisin foot is watching me. It mocks my innocence and naiveté; it kicks and pokes and jabs and pinches me, with every move it labors bitterly. It speaks in a stranger’s tongue, so wise and old, the tongue of someone who has tasted gold, but swallowed dirt instead, and never told of … Continue reading My Father’s Son

“Second Name” by Samantha Lê published in the anthology Spring Mother Tongue, May 2017

Thank you Arlene Biala and the office of the Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County for putting together this inspiring project. About “Second Name” My journey started with the fall of Saigon when my family became refugees in a country that was once our home.  During the decade of waiting and failed attempts to leave, … Continue reading “Second Name” by Samantha Lê published in the anthology Spring Mother Tongue, May 2017

From the Platform on First Street

a dispassionate rain sprinkles colors onto glassy morning tracks faded creatures in shapes of blue and sleeplessness—going gone the warning whistles of the watchful conductor           gone the smoke that caught the wind and stained the air ~ by ​Samantha Lê --- First published in the anthology Invention: Poems that Celebrate Who … Continue reading From the Platform on First Street

“Last Bar in Okinawa” and “Home from College” by Samantha Lê published in Two Thirds North, 2017 issue

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

“Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall” published by Quatrain.Fish

Thank you Quatrain.Fish for publishing “Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall.”  To read the poem online, please click here. About “Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall” For this poem, I wanted to capture the abstraction of the mural art in language form, … Continue reading “Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall” published by Quatrain.Fish

“Reeducation” by Samantha Lê published in Pamplemousse Magazine, Spring 2017 issue

I’m honored that my poem “Reeducation” has been selected for publication in the spring/summer 2017 issue of Pamplemousse.   To read the online version, please click here. "Reeducation" will also be included in the spring/summer 2017 print issue of Pamplemousse, which will be available May 2017. About “Reeducation” The speaker in the poem is a war … Continue reading “Reeducation” by Samantha Lê published in Pamplemousse Magazine, Spring 2017 issue