Reading at The Dial Recap

I had the great pleasure of reading at The Dial Bookshop in Chicago, and being in the company of fellow readers (left to right) Emily Jungmin Yoon, Lani Montreal, and Suman Chhabra. IMG_5655.JPG

Their poems about motherhood, daughterhood, race, gender, teaching, queerness, and numinous spaces were all breathtaking. Thank you for the beautiful space, words, and gathering. And thanks to Tim Moore and Kundiman for organizing the event.

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Who Raised You?

static1.squarespace.comI’m delighted to have a poem featured on the podcast Who Raised You?

Created and hosted by (my friend and former colleague at SWIC) Treasure Shields Redmond and Karen Jia Lian Yang, Who Raised You is a St. Louis podcast that explores poetry, race, culture, identity–all over a kitchen table conversation. I’m so pleased to be part of their first episode of Season 2.

See the latest episode here (my poem, “Why We Are This Way,” appears at the top of show) and the Who Raised You blog here.