Anhvu Buchanan

Ears ( Joy Luck Club Erasure)


I bit back my tongue.
among strangers


my name


held the sun’s fire

I  saw only      white




ears       whispered secrets


Shh! Shh!




lean away from the wind

Source & Method

Erasure: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Anhvu Buchanan is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press). He currently teaches in San Francisco and can be found online at