We have a certain kind of empowerment that our parents didn’t as they didn’t speak the language or understand the culture.
It was most important to tell my family’s story—the story of one life lost to the pandemic.
I subscribe to the notion that a poem should ask difficult questions, whether or not it can answer them.
Compression calls for a unique way of creating stories that don’t always follow traditional plots and story arcs.
There’s not a lot of places where we just get to be who we are.
My writing is always heavily influenced by whatever I’m reading at the time so I push myself to “read above my grade level” in order to grow as a writer.
The minimalism I was trained in is insufficient for the kinds of stories we need to tell today.
I thought that authors writing in a personal way about a formative work of literature was a great idea.
Wisdom is only true wisdom when it isn’t merely a reassuring echo of one’s own views.
responsibility can be a restraint that gives shape to your art, but it also can be a release, enlarging perception, illuminating what had been unseen.