Selected Publications


Winner of the 2019 Wabash Prize in Nonfiction selected by Kiese Laymon
Sycamore Review
“Cleaving Translation” – nominated for the Pushcart Prize

Finalist for 2019 Black Warrior Review Nonfiction Contest–forthcoming publication
“Of Sesame Leaves and Sunflowers”

Subtitles Can’t Capture the Full Class Critique in ‘Parasite‘”
GEN Medium

Why I Wrote “Abecedarian for ESL in West Lafayette, Indiana”
Writer’s Notebook at New England Review


My Mother on the Lava Cliffs of Jejudo

The Southeast Review
“New Year’s on Rockland Avenue”

Four Way Review
“Hello, My Parents Don’t Speak English Well, How Can I Help You?”

A Little Cheonyeo Gwishin Appears in My Kitchen

New England Review
“How to Say Water” and “Abecedarian for ESL in West Lafayette, Indiana

Gulf Coast
“Remember This When You’re Hungry”

Cincinnati Review miCRo
“사랑니: (n) wisdom teeth”

Colorado Review
“봉숭아:  (n) Garden Basalms, Touch-Me-Nots”

“The Old Man in White Has Given My Mother a Ripe Persimmon Again

“The Symmetry of Fish,” “Field Notes in Haiku,” “Diorama,” and “Tonight I Discover Archipelagos”

HEArt Online
Would You Believe Me if I Told You

Evansville Review
“Urgent Care” and “The Giant Trains for Lightning”

The Journal
Winters in Queens” and “I Describe My Selves

“The Cheonyeo Gwishin Marries Me”

Crab Orchard Review
“After the Burial, the Dead Take Everything that Burns”

The Giant Learns to Float


Thrush Poetry Journal
Tangerine Trees & Little Bags of Sugar” — nominated for the 2017 Best of Net

Dirty Paws Poetry Magazine
The Giant Gets Her Period

Day One
After the Ocean”

Sugared Water
“According to My Father, Peaches Ward Off Spirits” — nominated for the Pushcart Prize
“In the Middle of the Highway, There is a Garden”

Star 82 Review
“Lessons in Queens” — nominated for the 2014 Best of Web


Book Reviews

Microreview: Cori Winrock’s This Coalition of BonesIndiana Review

Microreview: Rochelle Hurt’s In Which I Play the RunawayIndiana Review