I am a writer and multidisciplinary artist with a history of community engagement.
I have a book coming out this year. Litany for the Long Moment is a hybrid work of poetry, prose, and image due out from Essay Press on November 1.
My work has been featured in literary and art journals including Tin House, The Georgia Review, Hyperallergic, and The Rumpus, where I was Essays Editor from 2013-2015.
In 2016, I left a 15-year career in nonprofit administration to focus on my own creative practice. For five years, I was the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. I was the first Director of Evaluation and Learning at the Rhode Island Foundation. Past board service includes the International Charter School, the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, and New Urban Arts, among others.
Currently, I teach creative nonfiction writing at Brown University and provide organizational consultation on a project basis. I serve on the board of the Dirt Palace and as an advisor to The Rumpus.
I was born in Seoul and raised in New York. My work is grounded in my experience as a Korean adoptee. I am drawn to the interstitial spaces, and my creative work explores questions of cultural identity, lineage, trauma, and loss.
I hold graduate degrees from Brown University and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I live in Rhode Island with my husband and children.