As an Asian American, the incessant insistence of the question “Where are you from?” often followed by “No, where are you really from?” can be so exhausting. In the poem, I can finally confront this question and push back. Tell a different story.
A Conversation with 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin In What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family, writers speak about all the contexts, ancestry, racism, and communities linked to their most cherished dishes. Editor 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin brings us this collection of essays from writers of color living on the homeland of the Dakota people, also known as Minnesota, to showcase voices often minimized in prevalent conversations about what, how, where, and why we eat.
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Join Apogee Journal as we celebrate the magic of reading and writing poetry for the full month of April. This month, we’ll be featuring regular writing prompts, a reading by poets from our most recent issues 14 and 15, and a live reading celebrating our Broadside Series!
We urge you to read about U.S. imperialist history and how it has created the circumstances for oppression of Asian communities globally, how these forces are not divorced from the treatment of Asian American communities domestically, and how Asian American struggles are tied to a powerful legacy of coalitional activism with other marginalized groups. May this education empower you to intervene and help us alter the course of this daily violence we face.
I found Villanueva to be ahead of his time, working a craft that would be called “meta-modern” by some, an innovative style in which the reader participates in the process of the author’s work. I was immediately taken by its apparent simplicity, which caused his work to stand apart from most of the poetry I knew from my island. I would later find out that he was ahead of his time in the art of letters in Puerto Rico.
As the holidays approach, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, we at Apogee Journal are coming at you with a Gift Guide! To learn more about us and the work we do, see our mission here. Keep reading to learn how you can support the work we do through conscious gifting.
Dear Apogee fam, We hope you’ve been continuing to build and nurture networks of support since last we talked. Certainly, things across the United States have kept accelerating—the machinations of power, white supremacy, anti-Blackness and ableism continue to weave themselves together, now as always. Yet at the same time, the past few months have seen acts of resistance and community care proliferating in the face of this violence—protests, phone zaps, bail bonds, crowdfunding, free food initiatives, and more. We talked about these tensions in the open letter we published on June 1, but they’re worth reiterating nonetheless.