Jami Nakamura Lin is Japanese Taiwanese American writer and reader based outside Chicago. During the day, she is the Senior Editor at Anti-Racism Daily. During the night–when the fabric between the living and the dead is most permeable–she writes about myths and memory and monsters. With her sister, artist Cori Lin, she runs ROKUROKUBI, an ongoing visual narrative project. More about Jami here.
Her Catapult essay column “The Monster in the Mirror” interrogates contemporary fears (grief, death, mental illness, etc) through the lens of East Asian mythology. Other essays have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, and other publications. Jami is represented by Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger & Associates. Read her writing here.
Her essay “The Night Parade” was recently featured in the anthology What God is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color, edited by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Read more about this groundbreaking collection here.