Michael Chang (they/them) is the author of several collections of poetry, including Boyfriend Perspective (Really Serious Literature, 2021), Almanac of Useless Talents (CLASH Books, 2022), & Synthetic Jungle (Northwestern University Press, 2023). Tapped to edit Lambda Literary's Emerge anthology, their poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, & the Pushcart Prize. They were awarded the Poetry Project's prestigious Brannan Prize in 2021, & serve as a poetry editor at the acclaimed journal Fence.
LOOK AT THE SUN
precocious as a palanquin [+] sharply-dressed [+] easily bored
drinking dom like beer [+] hustling like a youth
my face a genius grant [+] england is my city
break it down gayle
iz not even close venus
how is lil bug-eyed luca
don’t care abt loss [+] get outta my sight
i want daffodils [+] dandelions [+] an easy summer
bust my iron dome [+] reams [+] reams [+] no ulterior motives
MGK [+] his malcontents [+] fucks for every budget
something in ur throat [+] catarrh [+] the lying-down kind
vague green mist [+] pyramids panting
hu jintao on his wedding nite
naomi i choose tom holland [+] final answer [+] locked in!
everything subject-to-change! ((((( a boomerang!
i once told someone i would do anything for them
it wasn’t a lie
but u knew that