I have two new poems that just got published.
One is called “For Mike Brown” in the PEN Poetry Series
and the other one is called “Photo Albums” in Split This Rock’s Poem Of The Week.
Check out this poem in One Throne Magazine called Drown! Its super personal to me & will be forthcoming in my Chapbook, AFTER, debuting on Yes Yes Books this fall.
I am so pleased to have two poems up in The Margins, an amazing literary journal associated with the Asian American Writers Workshop.
Both of these poems are very close to my heart. One is called “For Peshawar”, for the school bombing that happened in Peshawar in December 2014. The other one is about being an orphan. Please check them out!
What a gift Ladan Osman has given us with her debut collection The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony. Ladan is both of and above this earth: her poems float above us as they make observations about the situations and life she lays out, as well as deal with the very tangible reality of living on this earth as a woman of color and immigrant. Her work is inquisitive, gently exploring the world around her. Her language is also full of play, teasing, joyful, blending both the divine and the secular.
This is a wonderful read, one that I would encourage all readers to explore.
Check out these poems of mine about Hermione and Oregon Trail in FreezeRay Poetry Journal!
Check out my poem Pluto Shits on The Universe published in POETRY Magazine. It is part of an incredible anthology I am a part of called The Break Beat Poets which everyone needs to check out. The poems in here are heart wrenching, alive, just so necessary, Its a great book to teach from, and I am sure you will be hearing from these writers for many years.
Also, I currently am part of a project with the Poetry Foundation Called Chicago 77, which if you are in Chicago you should make sure to check out!
Here are some poem-videos of me doing poems at the Poetry Foundation!
I have a new poem in The Paris-American called He Who Is Good With Swords! Check it out and let me know what you think!