Asa Drake

Asa Drake is a Filipina American writer and public services librarian in Central Florida. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest, Tin House, and Idyllwild Arts. Her chapbook One Way to Listen was selected by Taneum Bambrick as the winner of Gold Line Press’s 2021 Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Asa Drake


Now vs. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d; Assemble the Mockingbird; Disagreeable Aspects of Hyphenation; T. and I Compare the Dreamscape; & from Tonight, a Woman

  Now vs. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d   Tonight, my mother leaves a voicemail asking I work back-of-house when I can. I haven’t had a parent call afraid for my safety since 9/11.  Close to where I live, a couple books a hotel, purchases paramilitary gear, pays off a credit card, in […]

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