Publications

Nonfiction

“The Myth of Climate Neutrality: Onsetting as an Alternative to Carbon Offsetting.” With Daniel Greenberg. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, April 2015.  Vol. 8, No. 2: 70-75.

“Beyond Sustainability: Communicating a New Environmental Movement.” Sustainability: The Journal of Record, September/October 2013.

“Why I Don’t Like the Word Sustainability.” Sustainability: The Journal of Record, February 2013.

“What’s in a Home? Our Housing Choices and the Environment.” Mother Nature Network, March 21, 2013.

Poetry

My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the following publications (in chronological order):

Painted Bride Quarterly, Spring 2016: “Lost Colony,” “Don’t Go Away,” “The Other Side of Night”
Tupelo Quarterly, October 2015: “How Immigrants Become Environmentalists”, “The Night My Mother Left Me for America”
Cha: Asian Literary Journal, June 2015: “Without Photographs the Past Never Existed” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, May 2015: “Chinese Landscape with Mountain, Lake, and Temple”
Eastlit, February 2015: “Shanghai, 1990”, “First Christmas”, “Night Crossing Over the Pacific”
The Chariton Review, Fall 2014, “Suburban Rhapsody,” “The Climax of Summer”
Nimrod, Spring 2014, “Name”
Quiddity, Spring 2014, “The Fate of Cities Lies in Their Geography,” “Grandmother Remembers the Revolution”
Tulane Review Fall 2013: “Losing Language”, “The Fate of Cities Lies in Their Geography”
The Lyric, Fall 2013, “Sitting Quietly”
Terrain, August 2013: “For My Dog/God, I Write”
Cobalt Review, July 2013: “Baseball for Immigrants”
Plainsongs, Summer 2013: “The Lover Prepares to Meet the Beloved”
Literal Latte, Winter 2013: “Cohabitation”
Poet Lore, Fall 2012: “Election Day”
Cold Mountain Review, Spring 2012: “Earthquake 5.8”
Flyway, Spring 2012: “Jetlag”
Willow Review, Spring 2012: “Burn”, “Frida Kahlo: Tree of Hope”, “Our Vulnerability”
Quiddity, Spring/Summer 2012: “Serpent,”“Mosquito”
Visions International, March 2012: “Marriage”, “Summer 2003”
The MacGuffin, Winter 2012: “Egg”, “Allergy”
PANK, October 2011: “Vegetarian”, “The Departure”, “Calligraphy Lesson”
Lantern Review, Summer 2011: “Shanghai, Late September”
Permafrost, Spring 2011: “Cathedral Morning”
Lines + Stars, 2010: “Jellyfish”
Cream City Review, Fall 2009: “Adam”, “Eve”
Adirondack Review, Fall 2008: “Signposts of Rapture”“The Boy Who Grew up in a Cellar”
Runes, Verse Daily, 2008: “Instinct”
Watts, Julia, ed. Women. Period. Spinsters Ink, 2008: “Menstruation in the Time of Global Warming”, “Moist Adagio”
Whistling Shade, 2006: “Rain in My Childhood”
Sacred Journey, Spring 2006: “Sometimes My Heart Stops”
The Rose and Thorn, Fall 2005:“Dutch Still Life Paintings”
Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Spring 2005: “The Mooncatcher”
French Creek, Spring 2005: “Cicadas”, “Ode to Carbon”, “Ode to Oxygen”

Contests

Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, 2017, Semi-finalist
Zone 3 Press First Book Poetry Award, 2016, Semi-finalist
Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Award, Finalist and Honorable Mention, 2016
Black Lawrence Press Poetry Award 2016: Semi-finalist
Pushcart Nomination, 2015
University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollack Prize 2015: Semi-finalist
California State University Fresno Philip Levine Prize 2015: Semi-finalist
Fairy Tale Review Annual Contest 2015: Finalist
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award 2015: Semi-finalist
The Lyric Annual Poetry Contest 2014: Winner
Eco Arts Awards Literature Category 2013: Semi-finalist
Perugia Press Press 2013: Semi-finalist
Washington Writers Publishing House Jean Feldman Poetry Prize 2013: Finalist
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Award 2012: Finalist
University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollack Prize 2010: Semi-finalist
Persea Press Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize 2008: Semi-finalist
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Award 2008: Semi-finalist
Academy of American Poets Larry Levis Memorial Prize 2007: Honorable Mention

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