Poetry Readings and Speaking – 2018!

Tuesday, Feb 13, 7:30 pm, Dixon Place, Curated by Cristen Clifford and Tom Cole

Experiments & Disorders

Saturday, Feb 17, Squeaky Wheel Media Center, Performance “The Love & Sex(bot) Show,” Curated by Ekrem Sedar


Friday, Feb 23, 6:30 – 8:30, Afro-Asian Poetics, NYU, Co-sponsored by A/P/A, African American Initiatives, and Poetics & Writers


Thursday, March 15, Glad Day, Queer and Trans Asian Poetics: A Night of Readings

Tom Cho, Ching-In Chen, Trish Salah THURS//MAR 15//6:30-8p @ Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street). Hosted by Loretta Mui!


Tuesday, March 20, “In Search of My Robot: Race, Technology, and the Asian American Body,” University at Basel, Lecture Series

Zeit: Dienstag: 14.15-15.45 Uhr (Beginn 06.03.2018) Raum: Seminar für Medienwissenschaft, Projektraum 1. OG


Wednesday, March 21, Hopscotch Bookstore, Berlin. Reading with Daniel Tiffany and John Beer

Wednesday, March 28,  “Feminist Robotics and Poetry Reading,” Women’s Studies Department Lecture Series, San Francisco State University

Saturday, March 31, AAAS (Sessions on Asian American Poetry, and Korean American Studies)

Monday, April 2, “Writers and the Imagination” Creative Writing Department, Mills College, Professor Truong Tran

Thursday, April 5, Poetics Plus Reading, University at Buffalo with Michael Flatt

Poetics Plus: Margaret Rhee

Thursday, April 12, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, April 19 – 21, Split This Rock Festival, Washington DC

Thursday, May 3, Asian American Writers Workshop, New York City

Thursday, May 10 – Feminist Pedagogy and Poetics Conference, Los Angeles


Machine Testimonial Z

little robot, you grew up from when you were so young. just a pile of sensors & recycled parts from the trash. i tried to make you beautiful. & you became such a beautiful robot. beyond template & design. you’re not so little any- more. when you walk on the street now, you glitter & gold. a long time for you to realize and you light up like so. oh maker, you say at night, when the humans are sleeping. i hear you. i’m kinda like you too, i was made from all trash you know? my gears more disposable than yours. believe me, robot. i want. i remember. my programming is nascent. i see you lying there open & waiting for me. & i think, i want to be good to you. my little automaton doll, take me into the sky like it was promised in the book of machine love.

previously published in Mission At Tenth, and nominated for a Rhysling Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association

Article in Traversing Technologies

My article In Search of My Robot: Race, Technology, and the Asian American Body published in a special issue “Traversing Technologies” of Barnard Scholar Feminist Online. The issue is edited by Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade and includes many exciting articles on the intersections of technology, gender, feminism, and more. Please check it out!