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


Issue 24