Dark Braid Featured on Oprah Daily

I’m deeply honored that Dark Braid has been featured on Oprah Daily’s “29 of the Best Poetry Books, As Recommended by Acclaimed Writers.” I owe a debt of gratitude to the brilliant and generous Jake Skeets for his thoughtful words and recommendation of my work.  https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/books/g27141414/poetry-books/

My First Reading

On Saturday, December 12, I gave an online poetry reading in celebration of my book Dark Braid. Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing Asian American literature, and Kundiman Southwest, a local chapter here in New Mexico, were kind enough to host the event. It was a pleasure to read with Edie Tsong andContinue reading “My First Reading”

Poem Anthologized in LAR’s 23rd Print Edition

I’m thrilled that my prose poem “Hansel and Gretel in Reverse” was chosen by Los Angeles Review to be anthologized in their 23rd print edition. Poets featured in the anthology include Tiana Clark, Oliver de la Paz, Keetje Kuipers, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, among others. The issue is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/3fuZIfd

Kiki Smith and Creativity

Kiki Smith has long been one of my favorite artists. I’m especially taken by the way her materials reflect the delicacy and vulnerability of the human body. Recently, I read a quote by her on creativity and audience, it reminds me of how important it is to persist with creative work regardless of fears thatContinue reading “Kiki Smith and Creativity”