Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Racialized Chinese Canadians, A Haiku Sequence

written in response to The Accidental Asian  by Eric Liu, Bill Clinton's  deputy domestic policy adviser and speech writer

chinks go home!
all she sees in the mirror
are slanted eyes

chinks go home!
the spit on my face
cold as snow

chinks go home!
again and again
he scrubs his hand

Whispers, December 10 2014