Imagine Us, The Swarm

Imagine Us, The Swarm

by Muriel Leung

Published by: Nightboat Books

Imprint: Nightboat Books

120 Pages, 8.00 x 6.50 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781643620732
  • Published: May 2021


Following the death of the poet’s father, Imagine Us, The Swarm contemplates vengeance, eschews forgiveness, and cultivates a desire for healing beyond the reaches of this present life. In this collection of essays in verse, Leung reconciles a familial history of violence and generational trauma across intersections of Asian American, queer, and gendered experiences. Moving between the past and the present, Leung imbues memories with something new to alter time and design a different future.