2018 & belated updates I spent this winter thinking back on the troubling year–the constant hum of anxiety and my unhealthy defense mechanisms. I want this next year to be a turn: I want to reclaim my daily rhythms and textures, my experiments, my internal and external motionings. To that end, I’m concocting various intentions […]

post-election poem + the offing + pushcart prize nominations The only thing I could write in these last weeks is up at Tarpaulin Sky: “Inside Our Killing.” It is an attempt to give myself relief by giving something language. Thank you to TS for opening up this space. Read more post-election texts (“to survive, to […]

The Margins + Best of the Net nomination Two more “Letters to Mao” from my forthcoming book are online in The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop)! It’s especially meaningful to me for these poems to have a home with a journal and organization so close to my heart. * And thank you to The Volta […]

from the voice of the lady in the moon (black warrior review) One of my most favorite journals to read Black Warrior Review invited me to write a craft essay (which ended up being a lyric essay) for my poems “From the Voice of the Lady in the Moon.” The poems are in their latest […]

names for homesickness; etc. Missing this home very much at the moment. Trying to find the technical vocabulary for the geographical region and vegetation, all I can distill from the surrounding context is: subtropical broad-leafed forests, low-lying woodlands, shrublands, grasslands.  My gathering tendencies… { laurels, beeches, & oaks, magnolias & witch-hazels, ericales (it has a […]

updates/news An art piece “Palimpsest” is part of the digital exhibit on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum. The collages are an exploration of dislocation as an embodied experience for immigrants and children of immigrants: the distance between past and future, the relationship between body and landscape, and the simultaneous erasure and rewriting of histories. […]

awp; updates; coast/pole 4 In Seattle I will be reading Friday (2/28), 6p @ The Pine Box with Sonora Review (I have a new prose/poetry piece, “Notes on the Body in Turmoil,” in issue 64/65). Feeling apprehensive about AWP, but I wanted to redeem my previous solitary experience which involved bed bugs, a severe cold, and […]

nu wa: the flood / letters to mao

I have a short prose piece in Quarter After Eight. Thanks to the editors for choosing it as winner of the 2012 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. “Nu Wa: The Flood” is based on the folktale. * [Aug 13] Five of my “Letters to Mao” are up at Web Conjunctions (8.13.13).