ABOUT ME

BIO

Born in Saigon, raised in East Tennessee. Biracial: white and Asian. Married to artist and fellow vegan Tim McDonald. Currently splits time between Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Wilmington, North Carolina.

SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Finalist, Joy Harjo Prize
Individual Artist Fellowship, Literary Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission
CutThroat New Discovery Award
Pushcart Prize nominee
Grant Recipient, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Writers 
Residency Fellowship, Wildacres Retreat for Writers, Little Switzerland, NC
Residency Fellowship, Anam Cara Retreat, County Cork, Ireland

EDUCATION

MFA, Brown University, Creative writing, poetry concentration
BS, East Tennessee State University; English major, history minor



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