I spoke with Caroline Miller and Logan Newby about literary lineage and formal experimentation for Essay Press.
About my influences, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Myung Mi Kim, and Don Mee Choi:
There is a recognition in all these women’s lives and work that there is no personal without political, that the Korean American woman exists in a politicized body, politicized state. To proceed as if otherwise is a kind of self-denial, self-abnegation. I was trying to resist this impulse toward self-erasure, too.
The full interview is at Essay Press.