essays

I’ve been reading up on comfort and chaos. I like missing you.

“Summer Storm / Winter Storm” in Love Letters curated by Yi Wei for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Time is grief, something whispers in the dark. “No, grief is grief,” she whispers back, tired.

“Murmurations” in Brick 106 (notable mention in Best American Essays 2022)

This art says, I see you and disappears. This art says, I’m leaving you and stays.

Exhibition Essay written for “How to Find a Palm Tree” by Jasmine Gui and Justine Wong in the Xpace Cultural Centre

GRIEF IS NOT LOVE’S UGLINESS / LOSS IS NOT LONGING’S

“GOOD GRIEF” in the Syllabus Project

Here come my friends, murmuring wishes to the open air, carrying the sunset on their wings.

“Listen: On Natasha Ramoutar’s Bittersweet, jaye simpson’s it was never going to be okay, and Lily Wang’s Saturn Peach” in The Capilano Review

What happens when you create narrative out of poetry? What kind of body emerges? Where?

“Hungry, breathing: a review of Noor Naga’s Washes, Prays” in The Puritan

A sentence or story could never live outside our geographies. A poem always went back to the world, to its woods.

“Situating Racialized Ecopoetics: Memory, Geography & Community” in the Town Crier

Look, there is the blue horizon. Here, in this escaping sky.

“Border poem” with Manahil Bandukwala in Briarpatch