Thanksgiving, or The U.S. Apology to All Native Peoples

In 2009, the United States issued an S.J. Res. 14 “to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the Federal Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States.” Thanksgiving has been synonymous to a long holiday weekend, a table laden with food, … Continue reading Thanksgiving, or The U.S. Apology to All Native Peoples

A Lifelong Affair with Poetry

  It must’ve been the year 2000, a few months before my elementary graduation. I was sitting on my “study table,” a wooden contraption with shelves, drawers, a pull-out chair and a fold-out desk trying to figure out what poem to write for my school’s literary journal. In my eleven year-old mind, I’ve written so … Continue reading A Lifelong Affair with Poetry

May Day: Poetry for the Workers

May 1st is International Workers’ Day, a symbolic day to commemorate, celebrate and continue the struggles of workers around the world. Currently, it is celebrated in 80 countries including Nigeria, Egypt, India and Chile, and it is also celebrated widely in the Philippines where a labor group has named themselves Kilusang Mayo Uno (May 1st Labor Movement). It … Continue reading May Day: Poetry for the Workers