Publications

A Sampler of favorite articles

Journalism:
A Letter From the Editor: NBC Asian America Marks One Year - NBC News
(I wrote NINE of the top twenty stories this past year!)

Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom - NBC News

Post-Typhoon Recovery Predicted to Continue "For Years" - NBC News

One Year After Typhoon, Filipino Fishermen Struggle to Recover - NBC News

Is There Anything 'Insurgent' Star Daniel Dae Kim Can't Do? - NBC News

From Broadway to Big Bird: Behind the Scenes With Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka - NBC News

Domestic Violence Groups Rally to #StandWithNanHui - NBC News

Essays:

See current essays http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/p/essays.html

A New Thanksgiving Tradition, Born of a Family's Separation - NBC News 2014





“From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: Commemorating the Vincent Chin Case,” Asian American Policy Review, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Volume 19, 2009-2010, p. 23. 

"Texting Nostalgic for Kathmandu," with photography by Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, March 2014, Hong Kong. (creative non-fiction)

Parenting 
(Note: Many IMDiversity.com Asian American Village articles no longer exist online in their original form)

How to Raise Strong and Confident Asian Pacific American Daughters | InCultureParent

Preparing our Children for Racism | EMK Press

The "Multicultural Toolbox":Parenting Ideas for Asian-AmericanFamilies | EMK Press

Parenting Multiracial Children | AsianParent.com

My Favorite Asian American Picture Books | Papertigers

My other blog
Remembering Vincent Chin: http://rememberingvincentchin.com

You can generally find my work published at...
NBC News Asian America: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america
AnnArbor.com (archives): http://search.mlive.com/frances+kai-hwa+wang/
New America Media Ethnoblogs: http://www.ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org
Chicago is the World: http://www.chicagoistheworld.org
InCultureParent.com: http://incultureparent.com/category/adventures/
Japanese American Citizens League's PacificCitizen.org
Voices of Adoption at RainbowKids.com: VoicesofAdoption.RainbowKids.com
Ann Arbor Observer: http://arborweb.com/search_results/705851308876162.html#articles
Ann Arbor Chronicle (archives): http://annarborchronicle.com/tag/frances-kai-hwa-wang/
"Adventures in Multicultural Living" column at AnnArbor.com (Archives)
IMDiversity.com Asian American Village (Archives) http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/asian
IMDiversity.com Asian American Village Blog (Archives) http://asianamericanvillage.blogspot.com/



My Chapbooks

Imaginary Affairs--postcards from an imagined life, a collection of prose poems and short short stories, August 2012. Available for purchase at Blacklava.net. http://www.blacklava.net/#/item/frances_kai-hwa_wang_imaginary_affairs_chapbook

and at Amazon (ebook for Kindle. Thanks to M!).

and at Barnes and Noble too! (ebook for Nook. More thanks to M!)

But the best place to buy the book book in old fashioned paper paper is still from Ryan Suda at Blacklava.net. (Thanks Ryan!)  Blacklava - A store for all things Asian American













Where the Lava Meets the Sea--Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii, a collection of essays, prose poems, and short short stories all set on the islands of Hawaii, available January 2013, and available for purchase in person from me and online from Blacklava.net. Thanks Ryan Suda!

 

Dreams of the Diaspora began as a multimedia conversation of photographs, prose poetry, spoken word, and soundscape, in which two voices—an Asian American child of immigrants and an Asian immigrant—explore their very different experiences of both America and the diaspora. Both voices ache with alienation as they wander the globe, yearning for both the future and the past, independence and belonging. As writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and photographer Jyoti Omi Chowdhury explore their mutual fascination with landscape, light, space, identity, and the human spirit, this has become a conversation about identity, stereotypes, courage, risk, and who we can become in the space of the beloved. Purchase from Blacklava.net here January 2014.

Books, Journals, and Anthology Publications

"Poignant Truth, Precarious You (and preparing for the Sriracha Apocalypse)" in Drunken Boat 23, April 2016, creative non-fiction http://www.drunkenboat.com/db23/nonfiction/frances-kai-hwa-wang

Asian Americans in Michigan | Wayne State University Press Dr. Sook Wilkinson, ed., “Going Back to Chinese School,” 2015
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What Else Could It Be | carolinawrenpress.org with Ravi Shankar, Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series #17, 2015
The Great American Mosaic: An Exploration of Diversity in Primary Documents Gary Y. Okihiro, ed, Greenwood 2014



A Melting Pot of Thoughts--KimChi for Life, "Where the Lava Meets the Sea," creative nonfiction (13 Minute Books, Access Media) Coming May 2014 https://www.facebook.com/AMeltingPotOfThoughts

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, "Texting Nostalgic for Kathmandu," with photography by Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, March 2014, Hong Kong.


Spring 2014 (18.4) issue | Ricepaper Magazine creative non-fiction, "Skipping Hopscotch Atop Hyphens."  Purchase here! http://ricepaper.bigcartel.com/product/18-4-spring-2014

The 2012-2013 Kartika Review Anthology
The 2012-2013 Kartika Review Anthology by Sunny Woan (Paperback) - Lulu, February 2014, "Did you eat? means...I love you," and "Grandfather Walking," Purchase from Lulu here

Kartika Review: Issue 16, Fall 2013. by Christine Lee Zilka (Paperback) - Lulu, November 2013, "Grandfather Walking," creative non-fiction. Purchase at Lulu here.


Miso for Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts, "The Musician's Granddaughter," (13 Minute Books, Access Media) December 2012. Available for purchase at http://www.ameltingpotofthoughts.com/where-to-buy















Kartika Review, Issue 14, Fall 2012, "Did you eat? means...I love you," creative non-fiction.
To purchase:
full color version: Kartika Review: Issue 14, Fall 2012 [FULL COLOR] by Christine Lee Zilka (Paperback) - Lulu www.lulu.com
black and white version:Kartika Review: Issue 14, Fall 2012 by Christine Lee Zilka (Paperback) - Lulu www.lulu.com


Voices of the Asian Pacific Islander American Experience, ed. Emily Moberg Robinson (ABC-CLIO, 2010), "Attack of the Asianphile," "Role of the Media in the Vincent Chin Case and in the Birth of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement."

Defining Moments: A Retrospective on Tipping Points in the AAPI Community issue of The Asian American Policy Review (AAPR) at the Harvard Kennedy School 2010, "The Role of the Media in the Vincent Chin Case and in the Birth of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement."




Friendship and Faith anthology by the Women of WISDOM, (David Crumm Media LLC, Detroit, 2010).


 
Adoption Parenting--Building a Toolbox Creating Connections (EMK Press, Detroit), 2006--"Preparing our Children for Racism" and "The Scarlet Letter Experiment."

King Elementary School Cookbook, 2004 : over 170 recipes, ethnic specialties, tasty main dishes, mouth watering desserts, many easy favorites, coupons in back. (Two of my mother's recipes!) by Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Available at Ann Arbor District Library



Spiny Babbler (Kathmandu, Nepal), Winter 1995--"Bokula Purnima" (poem)
Catalyst Publications, 1983--"Hear What I'm Not Saying" (poem)


Art Exhibitions
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project H1B Art online/travelling exhibition multimedia poetry with photography by Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, 2014, "Dreams of the Diaspora," (coming soon)

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project H1B Art travelling exhibition multimedia poetry with photography by Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, 2014 at Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, "Dreams of the Diaspora."

Asian American Women's Artists Association: Eating Cultures art exhibition at SOMArts, San Francisco, May 2014, "Did you eat? means...I love you," with photography of HH.

Blacklava 20th Anniversary Celebration Asian Pacific American Art Exhibit, poetry and photography, September 2012, "Did you eat? means...I love you."

Toledo Museum of Art Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Exhibition, poetry and photography, May 2011, "The Dinner Party," and "Soujourner Moon" with photography of M.

ImaginAsian Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America, prose poetry with photography, May 2010, University of Purdue, Indiana.

Books coming soon (in process)

Mama Says Good Girls Marry Doctors, ed. Piyali Bhattacharya and Josephine Tsui, with introduction by Margaret Cho, "Ready Now for my Asian American Hero." (pending)

A Suggestion of Salt, collaborative poem with poet Ravi Shankar (pending)
Becoming Asian American in the Midwest?!!--Discovering Identity in the Space Between Cultures--(Wayne State University Press, Detroit, pending).


Follow and Friend me: 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/franceskaihwawang (please tell me who you are)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/fkwang
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American Citizens for Justice links (old, no longer maintained):
Blog: americancitizensforjustice.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Citizens-for-Justice-Asian-American-Center-for-Justice/68543251527
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/acj_aacj


TELEVISION, VIDEO, AND RADIO APPEARANCES:
Al Jazeera English The Stream panelist with Aasif Mandvi, January 15, 2015
Comcast Newsmakers interview on Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs, September 2013
University of Michigan Race in This Place: A Community Conversation video documentary and photo installation, 2012
HuffPost Live panelist on Pvt. Danny Chen case, October 4, 2012
WHYY Radio Times (NPR) with Ann Hulbert and Marty Moss-Coane on Amy Chua Tiger Mother, January 20, 2011
WORT Radio A Public Affair with Emil Guillermo and host Cynthia Lin on Vincent Chin case, June 28, 2011
Free Speech TV: US Social Forum on relevance of Vincent Chin case today, Live, June 11, 2010
CSPAN Student video competition interview on Multiculturalism and Assimilation, 2010
Detroit News story video of Vincent Chin case plaque installation, Ferndale, Michigan, December 22, 2010
Channel 7 WXYZ television story on Vincent Chin case plaque installation, Ferndale, Michigan, December 22, 2010
Michigan Government Television (MGTV): State Bar of Michigan’s 34th Legal Milestone Vincent Chin case, 2009
Detroit Channel 4 News: Michigan State Bar 34th Legal Milestone Dedication Ceremony Vincent Chin case 2009
Community Television Network and Ann Arbor District Library Online Video Library: Multicultural Toolbox, 2009
WDET Radio’s Detroit Today interview on US-Canada Border Security, 2009
Community Television Network and Ann Arbor District Library Online Videos: “On Becoming Chinese American,” 2008
Community Television Network: Access Ann Arbor Program Host for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, 2008
Amy Seetoo’s Chinese Radio Show interview about Raising Children with Cultures and Pride (in Mandarin), 2005

ONLINE AND PRINT MEDIA PUBLICATIONS (PARTIAL LIST):
IMDiversity.com Asian American Village (editor), African American Village, Native American Village, Women’s Village; AnnArbor.com (Lead Multicultural Contributor); New America Media (contributor); Japanese American Citizens League’s Pacific Citizen (columnist); Ann Arbor Observer; AnnArborChronicle.com; RainbowKids.com’s Voices of Adoption; Education Resources Information Center (ERIC); United States State Department website; Nikkei West (San Jose); Asian Reader (Las Vegas); Sampan (Boston); 13 Minutes Magazine; MAVIN Magazine; EMKPress.com; PaperTiger.org; About.com; Korean American Adoption Network Newsletter; various Families with Children from China publications. Extensive online and social media presence (website, blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)
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