Kevin Gu

Kevin Gu is a Chinese American from Hopkinton, MA and the 2021 National Student Poet of the Northeast. His work has been included in Rattle, The Eunoia Review, and Breadcrumbs Magazine among others. On his off days, he enjoys hunting for underrated boba shops and eating cold watermelon.


Ma, remember how you would hold me? 
It was on days just like these: 
we took naps under the curtains,
dozed off sun—us steamed sweet 
like overused bamboo baskets