Poems

Selected poems

2021                              .

Sepia Journal: “Self-Portrait as Ito Jakuchu’s Two Gibbons Reaching for the Moon”; “This, Our Empress and [Anon]”; “Morning Freight”

Poetry Online (poetry.onl): "Bylaw [S.3] Object Lesson"

Sixth Finch: "Book of Panda"

jubilat (forthcoming): "Stone Age"

Hayden's Ferry Review (forthcoming): "Testimony R [“Rounded Up”]"; "TANGO [“Yes, I Saw It Happen Thirty, Forty Times”]"

The Cincinnati Review (forthcoming): "O-Graft"; "Amulets of O"

Nat. Brut (forthcoming): "Categories: Light and Chalk"


2020                              .

Berkeley Poetry Review: "Anon"; "Thundering Rose"; "Lesser Beasts"; "ASMR, Rose, and Graphite"

New Delta Review: "Closing Statement" (winner of the Matt Clark Editors’ Choice Prize)

Birdcoat Quarterly: "Bylaw [S.1] String-and-Wire Abecedarian"

Qu Literary Magazine: "Aubade Before Tribunal"; "Dictums OG-107, Ceremony V"

Tahoma Literary Review (print): "Margins, Affirmations"

Oxidant|Engine (print): “Love Lettering, [Anon]”; “Roses, Mid-June”; “How to Cut Through Wire”; “Operation End Sweep”; “Painted Landscape”; “Triple Bridge; “Andante at Her Loom”; “O, Lady Queen of Mercy”

Salt Hill Journal (print): "18 November 1966”; “19 November 1966”

Pinwheel: Paris by Night [“Who ghost-locks me?”]; [“How might you be attentive to my living?”] (nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize); [“Mesh is pink, taffeta bedazzled”]; [“Can you describe the sound?”]; [“Through burnt canopies, a footnote whistles overhead”]

AAWW Testimony ["Absolutely Virtuous"]; “Cross-Examination (A.1)”; “Exhibit (A.1)”

Sundog Lit: Testimony Q [“[Redacted] as the Quality”]; Redactions from an International War Crimes Tribunal


2019                              .

amberflora: “Throwing Rose, [Anon]”

Cordite Poetry Review: “Wake, [Anon]”

ANMLY: “Across the Willow [Salix Babylonica]”; “The Kiss”; “The Kiss, Again”; “Brave and Tiny Scholar”

The Iowa Review (print): “Expatriated Fugue”


2018                              .

Birdfeast: "Give Me Refuge"; "Safe"; "Left Behind"

Peach Mag: "Re: Balance"; "Re: Slather"

Seattle Review (print): “from Hill 192

Antiracism Inc. (Punctum Books): "After My Uncle Elbowed a Soldier in the Face on the Beach of Pulau Bidong"

Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics: "A Matter of National Security"


2017                              .

sidereal magazine: "Kamiyo after the Age of Gods"; "Advice from Ojiisan’s Hungry Ghost Who Becomes the Toad"; "Princess Kaguya of the New World"

Yes, Poetry: "On Forgiving the Man Who Made Me a Poet from His Rib"; "Guerrilla Fighter Manifesto"; "I sent my body home / in naming it, became another sister"

The Wanderer: "The Sister's Essay"

Cosmonauts Avenue – "Michael Fassbender" (nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize)

Half Mystic (print): "Nocturne for José" (nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize)

Powder Keg (with audio reading): "First of June"; "Whites Paint"; "Coronado"

Nice Cage: "Anchor Baby"; "On Holiday"; "Like a Cancer Grows"

Poor Claudia: "To Shower after Four Days"

Reservoir: "Mono No Awaré"

The Boiler: "Somewhere Nearby"; "A List of Predictions for the New Economy"; "The Waiting Room" (nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net anthology)

wildness: "Deputy on a Texas Prairie"

Hematopoiesis Press: "In Forgetting" (nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize)

Big Lucks: “The Meteorologist in Tōhoku”; “Common Language of an Occupation”


2016                              .

Anthropoid: "During the Fall"; "Career Goals in Exile"; "The Currency of War"

Puerto del Sol (print): "I had a premonition of the nuclear plant melting"; "Fear of the Drowned" (nominated for the 2017 Best New Poets anthology and 2018 Pushcart Prize)

TAYO Literary Magazine (print): "Au Bon Pain Abroad"; "KFC Abroad"; "Domino's Abroad"

killing fields journal (with audio reading): "Ue Wo Muite Arukō"; "Search and Rescue"

TENDERLOIN: 6 poems, film, interview

Dying Dahlia Review: “Crackle of Moth Wings Burning”

The Felt: "Wanderlust"; "Frontal"; "Repose"

CH Journal: "Operation Fertilizer"

Yalobusha Review (with poetry film): "Giving Oral"; "Menstruating in America"; "Giving Head"


2015                              .

The James Franco Review: "Sukhumvit Soi 11"; "Lustful Bodies Reincarnate"

Project As[I]Am (with illustration): "A Song for Grace Lee Boggs"