Khembottra Oum

Biography of Khembottra Oum

Khembottra Oum poet

Khembottra Oum is an American/Cambodian poet from Long Beach, CA. His poems mainly focus on religion, love, and the human condition. Besides being influenced by poets of the past, he cites that battle rapping and hip hop artists have contributed to his unique style. He continues to test the limits of poetry and wants to bring it back as an important medium of popular culture. Updates


A movement so elegant
passes by without a sound
Someone cries but no one is around.

The North Star shines
with a hold on the world
Dreams slowly crash into the dirt.

Eyes of lost souls

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