The Writer’s Place reading, Kansas City, MO, September 12, 2023.

AAPI Celebration reading with Emily Lee Luan and Lauren Yu-Ting Bo. Earthbound Beer, St. Louis, MO, May 12, 2023.

Interview with Joy Clark on Write Now Podcast from the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow. January 16, 2023.


Driftwood Press Author Reading (with Nick Potter). Pagination Bookshop, Springfield, MO. October 8, 2022.

Reading with Danni Quintos and Malvika Jolly at The Rosewater, Louisville, KY, September 16, 2022.

Kundiman Midwest Reading with Andrew Chen, Stuti Sharma, and Katy Hargett-Hsu at Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO, September 9, 2022.

“Words Good Enough to Eat.” Reading and salon at The Fireplace Community, Chicago, IL, Friday, July 22, 2022.

Guest on Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio with Michael Anthony Ingram. June 30, 2022.

Driftwood Press Reading, Virtual, May 28, 2022.


Words in the Garden. Eureka Springs Public Library. Eureka Springs, AR. August 4, 2021.


Commonweal Conversation about Language and Conversion. The Weal Virtual Gathering. April 6, 2020.


Pilsen Community Books, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2019.


Kundiman Reading. The Dial Bookshop. Chicago, IL. November 7, 2018.

Kundiman Panel. Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Iowa City, IA. March 6, 2018.

Mission Creek Festival Reading. Prairie Lights Bookstore. Iowa City, IA. March 7, 2018.


National Poetry Month Reading & Workshop Series, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, April 4, 2017.


National Poetry Month Reading, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, Wildwood, MO, April 20, 2016.


Orr Street Studios Seeing Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions, Columbia, MO. April 15, 2014.

St. Louis Poetry Center Observable Reading, St. Louis, MO. February 10, 2014.


Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. St. Louis, MO. February 14, 2013.


Fort Gondo Poetry Series, St. Louis, MO. October 12, 2012.


Southern Colorado Reading Series. Colorado State University-Pueblo. October 18, 2011.

Sheila Nolan Whalen Poetry Series. St. Louis, MO. October 4, 2011.

River Styx @ Duff’s Poetry Series.  St. Louis, MO. March 21, 2011.


The Jones Library.  Amherst, MA.  November 7, 2010.

The Collected Poets Series.  Shelburne Falls, MA.  November 4, 2010.

East St. Louis Writers’ Workshop.  East St. Louis, IL.  September 16, 2010.

Southwestern Illinois College Poetry Reading.  Belleville, IL.  April 21, 2010.


Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, 2022

Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant, 2022

Driftwood Press Adrift Chapbook Prize Runner Up, The Convert’s Heart is Good to Eat, 2021.

Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize Finalist, The Convert’s Heart is Good to Eat, 2021.

Kundiman Asian American Fiction Retreat Fellowship, 2019.

Jacar Press Julie Suk Book Award Finalist, The Dead in Daylight, 2017.

Pushcart Prize Nomination, Perugia Press, Each Crumbling House, 2010.

Perugia Press Book Prize Winner, Each Crumbling House, 2010.

Best New Poets Nomination, 2010.

Boston Review/Discovery Prize Semi-finalist, 2010.

Pushcart Prize Nomination, The Greensboro Review, “The Voice Before,” 2009.