The Orator, c. 2019 C.E.

What is the weight of my hands;

Or the

circumference of my thoughts;

A price tag on the

hinterlands of my heart?


What value holds

What translates here,

What world tongue

Or currency can spare


A single soul, seeking to dare

To spring from


Purge Oratory


Elizabeth Yoon :

Elizabeth Yoon

Elizabeth Yoon is a rising sophomore and James B. Angell Scholar at the University of Michigan. She is a dual degree student, seeking a B.A. from LSA and a B.A. in Art & Design from the Stamps School of Art. When not writing poetry, debating politics, or reviewing books for the Michigan Daily, Elizabeth enjoys painting.