Photo by Yvet Youssef


I am a poet, essayist, translator, editor, and educator.

I was raised in 西安, 陕西 as well as Bowling Green, Ohio. ​I received a BA in Creative Writing with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an MFA at Indiana University where I served as poetry editor of the Indiana Review.

My work is featured in the Georgia Review, Two Lines, Hyphen, Pleiades, Quarterly West, and elsewhere, and my honors include an Undocupoets Fellowship, a Katherine Bakeless Nason Scholarship to Bread Loaf Environmental Conference, and the National Society for Arts and Letters’ Literature Award for a writer under 30 in the state of Indiana. I’ve also been supported by a residency at The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, MN

My work centers my relationship (and complicity) in the forces of and against migration, state violence, racism and whiteness, the land, intimate partner violence, and the “minor feelings” and major joys of being an alien in the United States.

I live in in Minneapolis with my partner and plants and work at Graywolf Press.

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