A partial list of the Notable Essays came out today for the popular series Best American Essays, and to my great surprise, one of my essays made it to the list! My lyric essay, “Gaijin” was originally published in the Eastern Iowa Review, a literary journal. While the essay itself won’t be in the Best American Essays book, you can … Read More
I am honored to be a part of Melissa Blake’s ongoing series interviewing women writers! Melissa Blake’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle and many more. Her blog, “So About What I Said” explores disabilities, relationships, lifestyle and pop culture. Check out what I had to say.
Several months ago I wrote my first lyric essay and succesfully placed it at Eastern Iowa Review literary magazine. I wanted to write about the experience of trying out a new writing form and stepping outside of my comfort zone of traditional personal essays. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of my craft essay: “If I am being honest, … Read More