Victoria Chang’s poem “Yang Gui-Fei” appeared in NER 25.3 (2004):
Surely you know I will rule your besieged kingdom in the afterlife,
build the rivers so they flow into a great bath,
populate the land with plum trees, foliate the skies
with golden birds.
Once I was more than a woman, more than a gold hair-pin,
more than three thousand bathing concubines.