Essays & Journalism


A 9-part monthly column about menstruation, queerness, love, and reproductive health on Palette Poetry.

Hyphen Magazine

“Hari Kondabolu is Not For Everyone,” February 2019

“What Korean and Mexican World Cup Fans Can Teach Us About Solidarity,” July 2018

“Asian Americans Are Part of a Diverse National Coalition Fighting Hate Violence,” August 2017


“How I Wrote ‘Turing Test,’” Adroit Journal, May 2019

“Where I Write: The Wild Pendulum,” The Rumpus, April 2014


A New Species of Beautiful (Workshops to Accompany Floating, Brilliant, Gone)

This free curriculum includes discussion questions and writing prompts for five poems from Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014): “The Hindsight Octopus,” “Chinky,” “The Mirror,” “To the Man Who Shouted ‘I Like Pork Fried Rice’ at Me on the Street,” and “Metamorphosis.”  The curriculum has a dual purpose: 1) to equip students with tools to craft beautiful, meaningful poems; and 2) to lead students to engage critically with identity and power.  Each lesson builds upon the skills and comfort level established in the previous lesson in order to help students become confident writers and critical thinkers.

This curriculum is designed for students age 16-20, both in traditional and non-traditional educational settings.  It is free for non-commercial use (including modification and redistribution) as long as the original source is credited.

Download “A New Species of Beautiful” here.