Essays & Poems


“After Our Roots Have Thirsted” in Essay Daily, July 2021.

“Two Adoptions” in Commonweal Magazine, April 2021.

“Language and Conversion” in Commonweal Magazine. Feb. 2020.

“Why I Came and Why I Stay” in Commonweal Magazine. Oct. 2019.

“We Carry Smoke and Paper” in Blood Orange Review Vol. 11.1. May 2019..

“The Sense of the Story” in The Common Reader.April 2019.

“Luck Let Go” in Barnstorm Literary Journal. 2015.

“Jack’s Kitchen” in Copper Nickel. 2010.

“Back Home” in North Dakota Quarterly. 2007.

Poetry in Periodicals (selected)

“Learn to Walk” in The Rappahannock Review, Dec. 2019.

“And So More” in Lantern Review, 2019.

“The Convert Wants Wounds, Not Scars” in Poem-A-Day, Academy of American Poets, 2019.

“The Convert’s Heart is Good to Eat” inRuminate, 2018.

Liturgy” in Slippery Elm, 2017.

“The Convert Learns to Play Hide and Seek”; “The Convert Desires Her Way Into a First Prayer.” Figure One, 2017.

“Or Am I”; “Yolk” in Construction Magazine, 2014.

“Why We Are This Way” in Boxcar Poetry Review, 2013.

3 poems in, 2012.

2 poems in Connotation Press, 2011.

“The Sea Wall” in The Collagist, 2011.

“Migration” reprinted in East West Poetry, 2011.

3 poems in Town Creek Poetry, 2010.

2 poems in Blackbird, 2010.

“History Filled In” reprinted in 3 Quarks Daily, 2010.

“Giving” in Cha: An Asian Literary Magazine, 2009.

“The Voice Before” in The Greensboro Review, 2008.

Poems in Anthologies

“Where We Are Gathered”; “One Year Extra.” Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents. Ed. Tina Schumann. Red Hen Press, 2017.

“Migration.” Brilliance, Spilling: 20 Years of Perugia Press Poetry. Perugia Press, 2016.

“Gravid.” The Book of Scented Things. Ed. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. Chestertown, MD: Literary House Press, 2014.