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Portrait Of Appalachian-Chinese Girls…

Lisa Kwong reads "Declaration," "Portrait of Appalachian-Chinese Girls in Their Grandmother's Garden," and "Tai Shan, Canton Came to Radford, Virginia."

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Poet Lisa Kwong, 2013.

“By day poets masquerade as mere mortals: / insurance clerks, teachers, librarians. / But by night they prowl like panthers / seizing words on the run / and crunching raw emotion.”
~Unattributed, The Times, 9/4/2006

Lisa Kwong is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Indiana University and coordinates the Fountain Square Poetry Series.

Originally from Virginia, Kwong is a two-time Frost Place scholarship recipient and Neal Marshall Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing.  Her poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Pluck!  and other journals.

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