Duality inspires my work. I write to explore the connections among
the disparate — to experience
opposing ideas, emotions, people, places,
even languages in close
This desire to
bridge polarity stems from my ongoing struggle to integrate
contrasting cultural values. I see this bicultural struggle as a
metaphor for the larger human struggle with contradiction, the
inevitable tug of war that free will requires of humans.
In my poems, I inhabit a range of personae
to give voice to both the unspoken and the unspeakable. My goal is
to create poems that wrestle with wholeness, poems that depict in
equal measure the beauty and frailty of the human condition.