my heart goes out to english literature—
and all its palimpsestic possibilities
student, teacher & poet
During my undergraduate studies I mainly focused on Classical studies, Beat literature, trauma theory, feminism, and intersectionality. I am now expanding upon and extending those interests to the nascent, but ever growing field of Cognitive Poetics.
Aside from my love of the written word, I also have a deep-seated interest in Asian cultures, peoples, and spirituality which spurred me to complete various undergrad courses, as well as relocate to the continent.
While writing my MA Dissertation in Literary Linguistics, I am teaching writing and culture in Taipei.
Poetry—from writing and editing it, to co-running workshops and event planning readings—occupies my time when I'm not shifting through the classroom continuum.
I believe my broad scope of interests has helped me to understand the world in a more profound sense; a feeling I am currently challenging and strengthening through cultural immersion and more hands-on experience in East Asia.
"she was adept at making us feel comfortable in her classroom and was really good at engaging students in meaningful discussions. [s]he took the time to make well-designed, content-rich, pedagogically-sound presentations for the class...interesting and important questions were being asked, thus sparking lively discussions..."
—Jasmine Huang, Journalist