My second book of poems was chosen by Amerie's Book Club (ABC) as their Monday Selection on Instagram. Amerie is an African American/Korean artist and creator, curating compelling books for her book club, Amerie's Book Club. On a mission to highlight books "that capture our struggles, resilience, and eternal hopes" and uplift "diverse and unique perspectives and voices."
I am not going to front, I haven't stopped pinching myself for having my book on ABC. And they styled it up too!
I do tell about my Korean American experience a lot, though. Well, I live it mostly. But I tell it in poems. Really the only format that makes sense to me. As I have said it before, fiction for as much as I love to read it, I have a hard time writing it. That part of my brain is slower to fire. So it is really a thrill to have my book of poems alongside a roster of stunningly compelling fiction writers and poets: Ottessa Moshfegh, Lola Jaye, Mina Lee, Claudia Rankine, Natalie Diaz (really just to name a few).
"...this second installment is a stunning, sharp-tongued exploration of immigration, family, motherhood, daughterhood, and the Korean American experience, all told with wit, humor, and poignancy." --Amerie's Book Club
Aspire to be and/or dispense all three.