Poetry

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My debut chapbook INHERITANCE won the 2020 Vella Contest and was published with Paper Nautilus Press this March. Purchase your copy here.

Publications

2021

Taipei | diode poetry journal

why I don’t sing in public | Burningword Literary Journal

Bless your soup | The American Poetry Review

The most Taiwanese thing about me | Hayden’s Ferry Review

Split |Madcap Review

Body as a second language | Inscape

2020

Rahul, when I ask him to throw away his broken office chair for the 50th time this week | Underblong

Things inherited from my mother* | Placeholder

One day when I become a museum*,** | Okay Donkey

In the summer, Chris and I go dancing in Taiwan | Kissing Dynamite

English as a second language, Type A personalities in a time of coronavirus, and Feet Feeling | Sock Drawer Lit

Elegy for Jane**, A History of Winter*** | Gingerbread House

Proposal for quantifying the entire spectrum of human emotion | Grey Sparrow

in the absence of sesame oil | The Scores

Mom’s makeup* | Dryland

Titles from my childhood | K’in

San Rafael with an unrequited love | The Chestnut Review

2017-2019

Shedding | STANFORD Magazine

Migration Story | RABBIT: Belonging Issue

2016

Revolution, Saturday Chinese School | Stanford Daily Magazine

how it ends | Leland Quarterly

I tried to sell your heart on etsy once | Off the Coast

Harbor | decomP Magazine

2015

The Will | The Best Teen Writing of 2015

leaving song | Leland Quarterly

2014

Four Poems | The Legendary

Maya Angelou | Radius

*Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

**Nominated for Best New Poets

***Nominated for Best of the Net

 

Awards

2020

Poetry Contest, Runner-up, Hayden’s Ferry Review 

New Voices Contest, Longlist, Frontier Poetry 

Award in Poetry, Finalist, Iowa Review 

2020

Vella Chapbook Prize, Winner, Paper Nautilus Pres

Vallum Chapbook Award, Finalist, Vallum 

Open Country Press Chapbook Contest, Finalist, Open Country Press

2019

Urmy/Hardy Poetry Prize, First Place, Stanford University 

Undergraduate Performing/Fine Arts Award, Stanford Asian American Awards 

2018

Undergraduate Poetry Competition- Runner Up, National Federation of State Poetry Societies 

2017

Wiley Birkhofer Prize in Poetry, Stanford University 

Poetry Out Loud Finalist, Stanford University

2015

National Gold Medals in Poetry and Critical Essay, Scholastic Art and Writing 

 

Anthology Nominations

2021

Best of the Net (Nominated)

Best New Poets (Nominated)

2020

Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (Nominated)

2015

Best Teen Writing of 2015 (Selected)

 

Artist Features

2019

Featured Artist – 2019 Conversations in Identity

Featured Artist – 2019 Asian Images

Featured Artist – 2019 Stanford Arts Extravaganza

2018

Showcase Artist – 2018 APAture, Kearny Street

Featured Artist – 2018 Listen to the Silence Conference

2016

Featured Poet – 2016 Inclusive Lands, Peninsula DIY

Featured Artist – 2016 Listen to the Silence Conference

 

Fellowships and Grants

2020

Unlock Her Potential Mentorship Program, with Pagan Kennedy

2017

Levinthal Tutorial with Edgar Kunz, Stanford University

2016

Mash-up Art Grant, Stanford University