Poetry: Your Mother Doubts Your Dumplings by Katie Tian

In “your mother doubts your dumplings,” the speaker laments the struggle and dichotomy of life with one or more cultures. At once, fluent in a foreign language, at the same time, clumsy in a mother tongue and culture.

your mother doubts your dumplings



Katie Tian

Katie Tian is a fifteen-year-old Chinese-American writer and journalist from New York. A Scholastic Art & Writing National Medalist and two-time Adelphi Quill Awards First Place winner, her work is published or forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review, Blue Marble Review, and Eunoia Review, among others. Her favorite things are peanut butter, her fat cat, and poetry (in that order).

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