Friday, June 18, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter 10 How will harsh anti-China rhetoric and policy impact Asian Americans?

My article for 1990 Institute Newsletter 10: How will harsh anti-China rhetoric and policy impact Asian Americans? my new article re the China tech bill S1260 that just passed the US Senate and is on its way to the House.
“1990 Institute is concerned that the anti-China framing of this bill could cause US-China relations to deteriorate further, as well as cause increased anti-Asian American violence and discrimination,” said 1990 Institute Board of Directors Chair Dan Chao. “We should all keep an eye on this bill as it progresses.”

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Teaching next week: NYWW Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose

I'm teaching a prose poetry class next week Week 2: Mon-Thurs June 7-10, 12-1pm EDT on Zoom at New York Writers Workshop, Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose. Still a few spots left, register today (specify week 2) https://brownpapertickets.com/event/5118642

NYWW Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Writing Opinion Essays starting June 5

Writing Opinion Essays: New WCC Class starting today, Sat June 5, 10am-12 pm EDT! On Zoom, two Saturdays only, June 5-June 12. Register today!
How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page. Consider different forms including op-ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media and art. Part writing, part activism and a lot of heart, this class aspires to help you use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world.

Friday, June 4, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter 9 Breaking Labels: When Perceptions of China Impact Perceptions of Asian Americans

My essay for 1990 Institute newsletter volume 1 issue 9, June 4, 2021

That is the thing about identity labels. Sometimes they mean everything, and other times they do not matter at all. Context is key.
In this time of COVID-19-inspired-anti-Asian American violence, the 1990 Institute has been examining the impact that perceptions of China’s economic advancements has on Asian Americans.

 1990 Institute Newsletter

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Speaking Today at UMich: “My Truth: Elevating API Voices”



Speaking today! Wed June 2, 6:30-8:00 pm EDT/ 3:30pm PDT at University of Michigan School of Social Work Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, “My Truth: Elevating API Voices,” as an extension of APIA Heritage month, w the fab James Beni Wilson. Open to everyone in the UMich community and beyond. And bring your stories, too, to share with their APIA storytelling project, in any artistic medium through summer and into fall.

Register here https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BSeKbzlYSbeskhvFmBpoag

Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/2389701251164687

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Poem published in APWT and Joao-Roque Literary Journal Issue No. 20 Summer 2021

Check out my award winning poem, "Sowing Aunties" and all the great writing in Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Joao-Roque Literary Journal Publication Collaboration

ISSUE NO. 20, SUMMER 2021



The collaborative Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) & JRLJ Summer issue, 2021, features Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla, Benjo Kazue, Dean Kerrison, Martin Kovan, Isabelle Li, Sahib Nazari, Yuyutsu Sharma, Tim Tomlinson and Jose Varghese, including the winning entry by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and a recording of her work.

Issue edited by Sally Breen, Selma Carvalho, Rochelle Potkar and Ravi Shankar.

Joao-Roque Literary Journal est. 2017

Monday, May 31, 2021

I am Asian American. No hyphen required | Mic

My essay at Mic (check out the juicy tidbit re hyphens and nytimes in the middle)
However, from the earliest usage of the term Chinese American in the 1880s, and later, Asian American in the 1960s, Asians have asserted their place in this country and have made it home. A distinctly Asian American community and culture developed, at first as a political statement, but then organically over time. And now it reaches across ethnic lines to enjoy commonalities, celebrate differences, and stand up for each other.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Writing Opinion Essays - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

New WCC Class starting Sat June 5, 10am-12 pm EDT! On Zoom, two Saturdays only, June 5-June 12. Register today!
How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page. Consider different forms including op-ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media and art. Part writing, part activism and a lot of heart, this class aspires to help you use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Publication: Sowing Aunties — APWT Joao-Roque Literary Journal Issue 20 Summer 2021

Read and hear my poem "Sowing Aunties," winner of the international Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT) and Joao Roque Literary Journal publication prize 
"Auntie does not think in environmental terms. She does not calculate the economics of her garden, full of the flavors of home that she cannot buy, from jiu tsai to persimmon trees."
Sowing Aunties — Joao-Roque Literary Journal est. 2017 Issue 20 Summer 2021