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I am a yonsei writer and reader of Japanese, Taiwanese, and Okinawan descent living outside Chicago. My memoir-in-essays, The Night Parade, is forthcoming from Custom House / HarperCollins (2023). The book is based on my Catapult column, The Monster in the Mirror, which used East Asian mythology to interrogate our contemporary fears. My work has also appeared in the New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, Woman’s Day, the anthology What God Is Honored Here? (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and other publications. I am represented by Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger & Associates.

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I’ve received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, We Need Diverse Books, and the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow, among others. After five years working for a public library, I served as Senior Editor at Anti-Racism Daily, and am now working full time on the book.

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