Two Poems

By Sarah Matsui
1. Inventory
Headshot of Sarah Matsui

Sarah Matsui is the winner of the 2021 Sewanee Review Nonfiction Contest judged by Stephanie Danler, the 2022 Fractured Lit Contest judged by Deesha Philyaw, and the 2023 Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason Award. Her poetry is featured in the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Bernice Bing Contemporary Art exhibit from June through December 2023. Matsui’s work explores the tensions between mine / yours / ours, dominant narratives and counternarratives, language as a site of connection and conflict, agency and powerlessness, immigrantness, and Asian Americanness. She's currently working on her debut essay and poetry collections. Born and raised in Honolulu, she now lives in San Francisco.

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