We Search For God ON Mars
Bottlecap Press • December 2021
Astrobiology is the ongoing search for life, and the potential for future life, in our backyard the universe. We Search For God on Mars ritualizes this search in poems about the religion of belonging, in earthly geographies and bodily ones, in cosmic vistas and landscapes of love.
A migrant narrator explores the phenomenology of memory – prayer and queer love punctuate the poetry the same way salt water and rivers unite and break up its terrains. With poems after C Pam Zhang, King James I, Sara Ahmed, and Isabella Wang, the chapbook inserts itself into spatiotemporal dialogues surrounding queerness, migration, oppression, and the sacred.
Available on Bottlecap Press.
Prelude: & Other Stories
Life Rattle Press • June 2020
This collection of short stories transports the reader to the sizzling heat of Kuala Lumpur’s streets, to crimson sunsets at Vancouver’s bayside, and to the drizzly shores at Bible camp. The narrator, a young Chinese-Malaysian-Canadian girl, grapples with a simultaneously claustrophobic and distant relationship with her mother as she navigates her own teenage obstinacy, queer identity in the face of religion, and the universal pursuit of fitting in.
Read an exclusive excerpt on LGBTQ Reads.