[Erie Canal, Rochester by Jeff Gilbert]

[Erie Canal, Rochester by Jeff Gilbert]

I want to keep digging into the messiness that is my relationship to race, as well as sexuality, as well as the napping rhino at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York. I’m working toward a language that’s accurate about and embracing of the kinds of joy I feel, the kinds of sorrow, the kinds of emotion not visible to the white gaze. 

—from “I’m Not Here to Play the Suffering Minority for White Readers”

Essays

The Rumpus in partnership with Foglifter - “The Queer Syllabus: Threshold by Joseph O. Legaspi”

McSweeney's “A Tired Sadness, a Fresh Rage” (as part of the “One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism” series) 

Electric Literature - “I’m Not Here to Play the Suffering Minority for White Readers"

Lambda Literary “Navigating Poetry Readings and the L.A. Food Scene: A Week in the Life of Poet Chen Chen” (as part of “The Banal and the Profane” series)

Salt Hill - “Dinner" 

Fogged Clarity “Limits” 

Klepto “How are you feeling right now?” 

Hampshire College's Inside Magazine - excerpt from “Hall of Whose Language(s)?” (pp. 17-18) 

Reviews

Gabby Journal - Against Empire, For Watermelon: On Nico Amador’s Flower Wars (2017)

Gabby Journal - I Have Never Wanted To Garden, Eat Fruit, & Talk Openly About Our Shared Mortality More: On Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015)

Interviews

Underblong - Interview with Muriel Leung

Mini-Interview Series Continued: With Saadia Faruqi

“Would I like for it to be a bouquet of dreams?”: Interview with Aracelis Girmay

Mini-Interview Series Continued: With Monica Sok 

Looking Back, Moving Ethically: With Swati Khurana (Mini-Interview)

Blogs

The Reading Lists - contribution to “The Best Poetry Books for Beginners”

Tarpaulin Sky “What I’m Reading Now…” 

Verse - poetry playlist “Comedy and Asian American Poets”

Poetry Foundation blog - Poetry Magazine’s July/August 2017 “Reading List”

Iron Horse Literary Review - Gates Open: IHLR Trifecta Issue

Iron Horse Literary Review - Announcing the Winner of Our 2016 Chapbook Competition

Iron Horse Literary Review - Gates Open: 2017 National Poetry Month Issue

Howlarium - contributions to discussions: “When is songwriting poetry?“ and "Beyond Ideology? Creative writing’s (new?) political imperatives” 

Iron Horse Literary Review - Our New Poetry & Nonfiction Editors

Iron Horse Literary Review - Gates Open: 2016 Chapbook Competition (Poetry)

Iron Horse Literary Review - Gates Open: 2016 National Poetry Month Issue

Iron Horse Literary Review - PhotoFinish Contest: Final Results! 

Iron Horse Literary Review - Horsemanship: Poetry Chapbook Contests

The Kenyon Review blog - contribution to “28 Days Later and Other Nightmares: On What Frightens Us”

Poetry Foundation blog - Poetry Magazine‘s June 2015 “Reading List”