poetry

I am the author of poetry chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Hearts: or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015). My full length collection Love, Robot is under review. I am currently working on my second full length collection, Manifesto: I Love Juana and Other Poemas. I co-edited Here Is A Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets and I served as managing editor of Mixed Blood, a journal of innovative poetry and race. From 2015 – 2016, I was the acquisitions editor for Asian American literature at Tupelo Press. My poetry has been recognized with awards from the Science Fiction Poetry Foundation, and poetry fellowships from the Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop, Les Figues Press, and Kundiman.

My poetry has been published in literary journals, anthologies, and textbooks such as  the Berkeley Poetry ReviewLantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry, The Feminist Wire, The Good Men ProjectAltered BarbieConversations at a Wartime Cafe: A Decade of War 2001 – 2011, Kartika Review,  La Bolga, Glitter Tongue and the textbook Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community among other publications.  In 2012, I was featured in Hyphen Magazine’s  The Descendants a profile of the next generation of Asian American poets and writers.

If there were any poet to whom we could entrust re-imagining the world, Margaret Rhee would be at the top of my list. This poem is quintessential Rhee: fiercely gentle, gently fierce, & thick in its lyric radiance while never hesitating to make clear its message of social justice & investment in queer futurity. Only Rhee could take as public a word as love & turn over its pieces in her mind until it was made whole & holy & wholly new. — Meg Day on “Dear Love”