Episode 15.5: Jasmine An

This week's microcast features a poetry reading from Jasmine An, the author of Naming the No-Named Woman (the 2015 Two Sylvia's Press chapbook winner). Jasmine's reading was recorded at the AWP 2016 Conference in Los Angeles. 

 

About the Guest:

Jasmine An is a queer, third generation Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, she has also lived in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her soulmate and forever muse is Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in numerous publications such as HEArt Online, Stirring, Heavy Feather Review and Southern Humanities Review. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, she was awarded a writing residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts in Tennessee where her most important jobs were feeding the chickens, giving treats to the sheep, emotional support to the donkey, and occasionally writing poems. As of 2016, she lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand continuing her study of the Thai language and urban resiliency to climate change.

 

Music for today's episode provided by:

Through The Lens | Andy G. Cohen | CC BY 4.0