One of the best Asian-American literary journals in the United States is The Kartika Review. The Spring 2012 issue was just released, with my first published poem entitled: For Kiyoko, Epitaph/Chikai published in the issue. It is a poem dedicated to my mother, who just passed away this past September.
Excerpt from poem: FAREWELL by great Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (February 4, 1949 — 8 December 2001) from his work: The Country Without a Post Office.
Stanza from: Demilitarized Zones by Doug Rawlings They came to torture us these children of the dust to torture us with their eyes with their lies with the hatred in their eyes the ice in their smiles the wretchedness of their lives
Letter to Myself as a Newborn by Kenji Liu (Kyoto, Japan) Thirty-two years ago. 4:12 pm. A forest, river and hospital.