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In One Lifetime – a poem by Daryl Muranaka

Originally posted on Amethyst Review:
In One Lifetime I. We don’t bleed to be born. We bleed our mothers and implant ourselves in the world as a seed waiting for a bird to swoop down and swallow us whole. II.…

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Two Poems by Daryl Muranaka

I wasn’t paying attention, but this happened! Many thanks to Nine Muses Poetry for publishing these pieces!

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It’s Been A While

So it’s been a while since I put stuff regularly here. I hope, in the near future, to rectify that. For National Poetry Month I will again participate in Tupelo Press’s 30/30 challenge as my way of celebrating. I hope … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while, but here’s something for your viewing pleasure:

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘The Good Place’ are Basically the Same Thing

Originally posted on The Nerds of Color:
by Dominic Mah | Originally posted on YOMYOMF It took me a weekend of binge-watching to wake up to the fact that Avengers: Infinity War and the NBC sitcom The Good Place are…

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Do you feel like a successful poet? 7 ways to cope in the meantime

This is a good bit of advice. GOOD UNIVERSE NEXT DOOR When I first got serious about writing poetry (2003-ish), the measures of success seemed relatively simple: delight in the writing process, publish poems in journals, win a book contest … Continue reading

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U.S. servicemen’s hike on Mount Fuji turns into rescue mission, netizens are awed and grateful

Having done this particular hike, it can be challenging. I can’t imagine carrying someone for two miles of it.

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Speculative Fiction

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
He wonders how his life would have changed if he had slept with that woman who excused herself to use the restroom, her eyes so full with hope and anticipation, but when she returned, choked…

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Surprise: Hollywood is Still Whitewashing POC Characters

Originally posted on The Nerds of Color:
Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Month! Good news! The story of the Ni’ihau Incident is coming to the big screen. Bad news? Hollywood has learned nothing from the whitewashing outrage that has been…

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Power Rangers Brings Asian American Poverty Front and Center

Originally posted on The Nerds of Color:
By the time the Power Rangers craze first swept through in the early ’90s, I was just starting college, paying $290 a month in rent for a studio apartment in the Whittier neighborhood…

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