Public Poetry Project 2016

Late news! My poem “California” was nominated and selected by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book to be a part of its Public Poetry Project for 2016. Posters have been printed of my poem and have been distributed to local schools & libraries. Also: I have a ridiculous number of these posters, so if you’d like a copy: let’s hang out! I’ll give you one.

Also: I was unable to attend the reading and award ceremony presented by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and the Penn State University Libraries, but had filmed this video in advance.

Many thanks to poet Alison Stine, who deeply inspired and influenced the first, winning poem “California.” Shout-out to Kazumi Chin who braved the tall grass with me, shuffling with great difficulty and patience in order to pan/track the video.

The first three poems are in my forthcoming collection “A House Made of Water” which will be out from Sibling Rivalry Press in early 2017. These poems can also be found in the following literary magazines:

Blunderbuss Magazine



The last poem is forthcoming from Dusie’s Asian American issue, curated by Cynthia Arrieu-King.

To watch more of my awkward readings, check out this page here.




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