I am a second-year Ph.D. student specialising in experimental poetics and race. Although I primarily work on Asian American and Asian diasporic poetries, I am more broadly interested in racial/radical alterity and innovation within post-1945 Anglophone poetics. Some of the contemporary poets I am working on now include: Myung Mi Kim, Don Mee Choi, Sawako Nakayasu, Renee Gladman, Tracie Morris.
I am also a poet, author, and critic. My debut poetry collection Imperium (2022) was published by Carcanet Press in the UK. It is a winner of an Eric Gregory Award and a Somerset Maugham Award. I am also the author of three poetry pamphlets. I have received support from Bread Loaf, Tin House, Civitella Ranieri, Community of Writers, and I earned my MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University. Currently, I am a reader for Poetry magazine and a Contributing Editor at The White Review. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I now live in New York.