Essays & Poems

MEMOIR

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

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“Two Adoptions” in Commonweal Magazine, April 2021.

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

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“Why I Came and Why I Stay” in Commonweal MagazineOct. 2019.

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

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

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

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Jack’s Kitchen in Copper Nickel. 2010.

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Back Home in North Dakota Quarterly. 2007.

POETRY (selected)

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

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“And So More” in Lantern Review, 2019.

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“The Convert Wants Wounds, Not Scars” in Poem-A-Day, Academy of American Poets2019.

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“The Convert’s Heart is Good to Eat” in Ruminate2018.

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Liturgy” in Slippery Elm, 2017.

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

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

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

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3 poems in failbetter.com, 2012.

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2 poems in Connotation Press, 2011.

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“The Sea Wall” in The Collagist, 2011.

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“Migration” reprinted in East West Poetry, 2011.

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3 poems in Town Creek Poetry, 2010.

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2 poems in Blackbird, 2010.

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

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

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“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.

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