The Urban Legend

Place of poetry

Place of poetry

Celine Buehl

July 14, 2009

Haunting the barrack walls on Angel Island are more than 200 poems, etched into thin sheets of lead paint. I pause, notebook in hand, to observe a man in his early 60’s as he traces the carvings with his fingers. He introduces himself as Walter W. Ko, and hands me his latest publication, a book...

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