February of 2021 Update

Hello everyone – I hope you all are doing well, despite the ongoing pandemic and turmoil in the world.

My third children’s book, Hello Mandarin Duck, ill. Dion MBD, published by Capstone, is out now.

I’ll be reading poems about life as an Asian American during COVID for the Southeast Asian Students for Organizing Conference (SEASON) on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Later that same evening, I’ll be a part of an online joint venture between the Smithsonian and DVAN, hosted by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh  Nguyen, of Vietnamese American poets:

ACCENTEDiRL: “A Night of Poetry”

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, I have the great honor of being part of an online conversation with Douglas Kearney, David Mura, and Alexs Pate, curated by Carolyn Holbrook, as part of her collaborative series More Than a Single Story, co-presented by the Loft. We’ll be speaking about artistic and personal friendships between Black and Asian men.