ByTeow Lim Goh

Teow Lim Goh's debut book of poetry, Islanders -- on the history of the Angel Island Immigration Station -- is forthcoming from Conundrum Press in April 2016. She lives in Denver.

  1. Four poems from Teow Lim Goh's ISLANDERS, a collection of poems about the Angel Island Immigration Station, followed by a brief Q&A with the poet.

  2. Butterfly Pavilion I stand before the cocoons, waiting for a twitch in the shells, a crack revealing a colorful wing. There are none. The cocoons are pinned to cork boards, each dangling from its tip, ordered by species and country of origin. Some look like snails. Some look like tiny black bugs. Some are the green of the first leaves of spring. Nothing today. I turn to the butterflies around me, broken out of their…