Title

Peaches

Document Type

Poem

Publication Date

10-23-2015

Department

Creative Writing

Language

English

Publication Title

Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Series

Abstract

It is very common in the United States when meeting a new person to ask them “Where are you from originally?” In her poem “Peaches,” Adrienne Su, a Chinese American who grew up in the state of Georgia, sheds light on the complexity of answering that question when you are both “stranger and native.” This poem reflects upon the complex identities many Americans grapple with—a critical factor to consider as our nation continues to evolve into a twenty-first-century American community characterized by wide diversity.

Comments

For more information on the published version, visit American Academy of Poet's Website. Audio of "Peaches" read by Adrienne Su is also available at this link.

"Peaches" has also been published as:
Su, Adrienne. "Peaches." In The Best American Poetry, 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch, 138-139. New York: Scribner Poetry, 2016.

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