Like many, I spent most of my teenage years writing fraught, angst-ridden, and sometimes maudlin poetry. Many years later, I returned to creative writing, but for the most part, I’ve left poetry behind.
Instead, I have found myself entranced by the myriad possibilities of critical memoir and creative non-fiction, genres that allows me to weave my creative impulses together with my analytical and archival interests.
In 2014, my short piece, “Brown Girl” was long-listed for CBC’s Creative Non-Fiction Prize; it was later published in The Ethnic Aisle as “But Where Are You Really From?”
A year later, in 2015, my essay, “Accounting for Genealogy” was shortlisted in Room Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction contest. That essay, further revised, finds a place in my memoir, What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home.
I have published essays in Geist Magazine, The Ethnic Aisle, and in donttalktomeaboutlove.org. Further essays are forthcoming in 2020, in Room Magazine and in two collections.
My critical memoir, What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home, was published in 2019.