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 […]

dear blank space + how to build an american home Happy New Year! I spent mine in bed with a terrible flu, so my start to 2016 was: foggy, bleary. But I am proud of this piece “Dear Blank Space: A Literacy Narrative,” which closed out the year in Entropy magazine (and was included on LitHub […]

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 […]

poor claudia + tarpaulin sky + the normal school I’ve been reading their series on poetics since it began, so I’m very happy to have a little lyric essay, “A Poetics of Iteration,” at Poor Claudia. Also my manuscript, House A, was a finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, and although they won’t be publishing […]

hikikomori: salt constellations It was enriching to work with the AGNI editors, especially Jennifer Alise Drew, who sharpened the essay’s experience, examining my sentences with me even more closely. I’m a slow writer (I feel like a snail or jellyfish), and I began writing this essay in the middle of tumultuous years. Publishing it was unexpectedly […]

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. […]

hk protests

Heartaches. NYTimes: “Crackdown on Protests” Live feed on Reddit #OccupyHK * [Oct 4] Earlier in the week I wrote something about HK, it’s in The Rumpus. Doesn’t articulate everything I am trying to sort out, but it is a piece of it. [Oct 16] “Umbrella/Shield Poetics”: more processing on the HK protests at the Kundiman […]

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 […]