Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong’s The Quenching, Reviewed by Vivian Wagner

The Quenching Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong Finishing Line Press Reviewer: Vivian Wagner The Quenching, by Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, is a study in translation between languages, cultures, and selves. Kwong opens the collection with an introduction meditating on this process: “Translational motion involves a body moving from one point in space to another. To carry across is […]

Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong – self portrait in vivo

                                        self portrait in vivo                                     grass                                         spills                                       into sunlight                                                                       the innermost                                                                 tongue                                                             of an orchid            splays in                         wild        repose                                                                                      water                                                                                             opens to light                                                                                what to reflect                                                                                         what to let pass                                                                      if you don’t                                                                             see                                                                      this rainbow                                                   come around                             look                                                                        from                                      the angle                                   of my eyes                                                              if                                           you                                               approach                                                               me                                                      like sunlight                                                                                  I could be […]