Awards and Publications


Breakpoint, winner of the Patricia Bibby First Book Prize from Tebot Bach, is forthcoming in spring 2022! This page will update when I have more info!

My chapbook, Every Vanish Leaves Its Trace, published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press, can be ordered from Finishing Line Press or

Every Vanish Leaves Its Trace Chapbook

Review of above chapbook by Prick of the Spindle (PDF copy from Wayback Machine).


Bucket list anthology, as I love Ursula K. Le Guin! Published in 2021!

They picked “Might As Well Say I’m the Words She Read,” the title is a line from one of LeGuin’s own poems. Buy it at Aqueduct Press or Amazon.

Climbing Lightly Through Forests

My Letter to America was published as part of’s online Dear America series.

Fire On Her Tongue

Several poems of mine are included in  Fire on Her Tongue: an eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry – Two Sylvias Press

yellow as turmeric fragrant as cloves

Several poems were also included in Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves – A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women’s Poetry.

Sampling of Journal Publications (alphabetical order):

Asian Pacific Journal, Calyx, Enizagam, Hunger Mountain, Nassau Review (2015 Writer Award, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Phoebe, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, Southern Humanities Review (finalist for Auburn Witness Poetry Prize), Seattle Times, Strange Horizons, (Letters to America series), Uncanny Magazine


Grants and Awards

Book Reviews (By Betsy Aoki about other works)

International Examiner (assigned by Arts Editor), including…