This essay examines the intersection of identities in the poetry of Willyce Kim. As the first Asian lesbian to have her work published in the United States, Kim was born in Hawaii to second-generation Korean American parents. This essay reads Kim as a revolutionary poet whose poetry brings together Asian American, lesbian, and feminist literary traditions throughout her poetry collection Eating Artichokes (1972). By doing so, this essay argues that Kim’s poetic silence on her Asian American identity is a symbol of her racialized queerness. It links her strategic digression from her ethnic identity to the Asian American historical experience of being silenced. Ultimately this essay investigates how Kim’s works embody a multifaceted, politically situated intersectionality that calls into question the facade of the 1970s white middle-class lesbian feminist poetry movement.