I regularly contribute to Rookie, a magazine for teen girls and also everyone. My first assignment was to interview my first kiss. You can read about it here. The rest is archived here.

“There Was No Creek and I’m Still Alive” in Rookie, September 30, 2011.

“We Love You Crispina” in  Glimmertrain Issue 80, September 2011.

“You Fell Into The River and I Saved You!” in the Iowa Review Volume 41, Issue 2, August 2011.

“‘Tiger Mothers’ Aren’t the Whole Story” in Jezebel, January 13, 2011.

“Chinese people as identical Maoist robots? Thanks for that, Dior” in The Guardian, August 30, 2010

“Gluing Sprinkles on My Hangbags”in Weird Deer, June 2010

“The Truth” in Glimmertrain, April 2010.

“Relish this moment.  Hope it will comfort on this raining day,” “The Kumiho Inside a Dumb Waiter,” “Let them lay their butterflies on a pocket-handkerchief on the gravel” in Octopus Magazine Issue 13, March 2010

“The Empty The Empty The Empty” in Diagram 9.4, August 2010

“Even Though There Are Far More Important Things Than Teaching English, I Have Chosen to Teach English and I Refuse to Answer Your Question, ‘Why?’” in Monkeybicycle


Han Bo, Alice Pung, & I read at International Writers Program/Iowa Writers’ Workshop Sunday Reading Series in Prairie Lights Bookstore, Oct 4, 2009.

I read from my story, “The Empty the Empty the Empty” and chat aimlessly on The Lit Show on KRUI 89.7 FM.


The 44 poems I wrote when I was happy and also very sad soon to be published by Octopus Books.