WRITING

Publications (Nonfiction) 


How To Inhabit The World,” Guernica, April 4 2022
This Is How A Friendship Ends,” Catapult, March 17 2022
Drive My Car Pushes The Limits Of Language,” The Atlantic, March 5 2022
New Directors in a New Year,” Chicago READER, February 11 2022
Why are enoki mushrooms suddenly so expensive?The Takeout, December 21 2021
If Silence Is The Cost of Great Ramen, So Be It,” The Atlantic, October 30 2021
Between Parent and Child,” Catapult, October 19 2021 

For Anxious Loneliness: Mushroom Wafu Spaghetti,” Catapult, September 9 2021

Feed Yourself Like Someone You Love,Catapult, July 21 2021
CJFC brings Japanese Indie Cinema to the Midwest,” Chicago READER, May 25 2021
How a theater survives a pandemic (or two),” Chicago READER,  March 25 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon’s Representation Dilemma,” Chicago READER, March 4 2021
On Skinship,” Catapult, January 27 2021
Giving myself a break: on oyatsu,” Chicago READER, January 20 2021
Ode to a Chicago Public School,” Chicago READER, September 3 2020
On Martha and Perfect Womanhood,Catapult, March 05 2020

The Uneven Historical Horror of The Terror: Infamy,” The Atlantic, September 2 2019

Notes on Citizenship,” Longreads, April 2019

How Game of Thrones Lost Its Perspective,” Vulture, March 16 2019
The Favourite And The Chaotic Way Women Move,” The Atlantic, January 24 2019
Suicide in Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko,” The Ploughshare’s Blog, September 26 2018

On Jellyfish,Wildness Journal, June 2018

Magdalene,” Indiana Review, April 2018

Yuutsu: When Mental Health is Mistranslated,Catapult, April 30 2018

Unpacking the Fictional Japan of Isle of Dogs,” The Atlantic, March 31 2018

The True Meaning of KFC Christmas,EATER, December 21 2017
A Theory of Ghosts,” Collapsar, November 28 2017


Publications (Fiction)

If You’re Waiting For A Sign,” Catapult, January 31 2020


Publications (Poetry)

Haircut Poems, a chapbook, Dancing Girl Press, 2017


Salome Dances The Seven Veils, Asks For The Head of John The Baptist In Return,” Asian American Writer’s Workshop,  April 18 2017

“Hiroshima is a city of light,” RHINO, November 7 2016