Victoria Chang

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My Father Says

My father says the wrong things I say the wrong things
my father thinks he is 42 not 69 my father
was born in 1942 my father thinks his address

Edward Hopper's Automat

The woman in the automat must work must
have a boss must walk
to work two legs red with heat two legs

Dragon Boat Festival

soak the glutinous rice, dates, wash bamboo leaves,
curl a leaf into a funnel,

Edward Hopper Study: Hotel Room

While the man is away
telling his wife
about the red-corseted woman,

I Once Was A Child

I once was a child am someone's child
not my mother's not my father's the boss
gave us special treatment treatment for something
special a lollipop or a sticker glitter from the

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Victoria Chang is an American poet and writer. Her third book of poetry, "The Boss" was published by McSweeney's as part of the McSweeney's Poetry Series in July 2013. Her most recent poetry collection is Salvinia Molesta (University of Georgia Press, 2008). Her first book, Circle (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005), won the Crab Orchard Ser ...

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