Study Guide

How I Got That Name Calling Card

By Marilyn Chin

Calling Card

It's All in the Name

We can tell that this is a poem written by Marilyn Chin because the poem begins with her stating her name. Phew, that was easy.

But even if we didn't have the name in the first line, there are other hints that tell us that this is a poem written by Marilyn Chin. The poem's focus on Chinese-American experience is one that we'll find in many of her other poems, such as "Chinese Quatrains", "The Survivor" and "Turtle Soup" (check out both poems at this website).