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Sally Wen Mao

Sally Wen Mao is the author of two collections of poetry: Oculus (Graywolf, 2019), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James, 2014). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she was recently a Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library. Her poetry and prose have appeared in the Best American Poetry, the Paris Review, Poetry, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, the Kenyon Review, the Georgia Review, and Guernica, among others.


Haibun: Spring

Fall 2021 | Poetry

Spring turns to summer, hopes fly high. A golden romance—in my bloody fists I smell osmanthus flowers. Under the pulped sun, lovers grow young and younger.