I am a columnist at Catapult, and I have essays forthcoming in Oh Reader and Airbnb Magazine.


What the Religious Right Gets Wrong About Monsters – Catapult (July 2020)

Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? – The New York Times (May 2020) *A version of this article appears in print on May 10, 2020, Section ST, Page 3 of the New York edition with the headline: What’s in a Name? Quite a Lot.

You Gave the Enemy a Face—and That Face Was Mine – Catapult (May 2020)

The Faint Spirits: On Ghosts, Grief, and Motherhood – Catapult (February 2020)

My Father and the Dragon King – Catapult (January 2020)

Ali Wong’s Memoir Isn’t Just About Asian Americans– It’s Written to Us and For Us – Electric Literature (December 2019)

I’m a Mother With Bipolar Disorder – Family Story (November 2019)

The Night ParadeWhat God Is Honored Here? anthology (University of Minnesota Press, 2019)

Return, and Return – Passages North (print only)

And Still They Try to Tell Us – Diverging (2019)

Dreamscape 8: The Anatomy of Wanting and Forgetting – Bat City Review (2015)

Dreamscape 2: Dear Pinocchio – Baltimore Review (2013)

Dreamscape 1: A Healing – The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (2013)

In the H – Niche Magazine (2012)

Miles – Escape into Life *Pushcart Prize nominee (2011)

Short Stories

The Sole Keeper – [PANK] (2015)

Savasana – r.kv.r.y (2012)

Articles & Interviews

NILPPA Builds Framework for Understanding Programs – Library Journal (August 2020)

Write Between the Lines: Four Women Discuss Race, Art, and Writing – Superstition Review Blog (co-written, 2017)

42nd Street Review –  Third Coast Review (2016)

The Shape of Things Review –  Third Coast Review (2016)

Safe Spaces at Sappho’s Salon – Third Coast Review (2016)

Interview with Mare Swallow [+ Part Two] – Gapers Block (2015)


In the Face of Trump, Writers Resist – John Wilmes, The Chicago Reader

Me, My Shelf, and I: Jami Nakamura Lin – Laura Pearson, The Chicago Tribune (March 2015)