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Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Shirley Geok-lin Lim is the author of more than ten books, including poetry collections, short-story collections, critical works, a memoir, and a novel. Her forthcoming poetry collection is The Irreversible Sun (West End Press, 2015). Lim is research professor in the English department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


California Sun

Summer 2015 | Poetry

The pool whirrs suddenly, and the bluebottom stirs, like the blue in the sky when clouds sail across its seas.The tangerine sapling may be dying, hasn’t grown in two months. Frondson palms are limp and brown. Paradise is thirsty this November. [...]

The Neighborhood

Summer 2015 | Poetry

Here and there occasionalas navels and avocados droppedby the path, scarlet cardinals,puppies, squirrels, and dodo birds pop on front yards—pressed resin, pressedtin, all kinds of acrylic from China.Someone loves them no lessthan the animals tha [...]