Monthly Archives: October 2019

Never Go Away: Neustadt Prize Nominee Hoa Nguyen on Her Poetry

I never considered poetry as career and forever reject the corporate model to poetry. I never approached making art like that; I sought to be more like my dream: to remain a student to poetry and to be myself.

THIS IS FOR MẸ: The Legend of The Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

The frightening monoculture of China looms over Taiwan like hurricane clouds. But we have our own history, our own culture, our own ethnic makeup—many Taiwanese have Japanese and Aborigine blood—and our own way of making beef noodle soup. It’s not just niúròumiàn, 牛肉麵 — it’s Táiwān niúròumiàn, 台灣牛肉麵.

Empowered in the “In-Between”: A Q&A with Artist Anida Yoeu Ali

Embracing my diasporic existence means I get to be empowered within that complex “in-between” space.

A Creation Myth: Artist Profile of Anida Yoeu Ali

The Bug is an assertion of paradoxes, a result of a hybrid refugee experience, embodying the fluctuating inside/outside perspective of the transnational being. S/he longs for stillness while on a constant journey.