~after my mother Some children never come back. The fields keep them or they walk to work in a far away village but never reach the village. My oldest sister works in the paddies but I am behind tall weeds, waiting for a blindfolded trail to pass, then run to my hut tree by tree. […]
About Monica Sok
Monica Sok is the recipient of a 2016-2018 Stadler Fellowship from Bucknell University. She is the author of Year Zero from Poetry Society of America, and has received awards from Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Hedgebrook, Kundiman, MacDowell Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, The New Republic, Narrative, and TriQuarterly Review, among others. She was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.