In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve invited back to the podcast one of our favorite poets, Mihaela Moscaliuc. Anna Qu, a prose writer, also joins the conversation.
Anna Qu is the author of the critically acclaimed Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches writing, both fiction and nonfiction, for several graduate programs. She’s currently serving as a Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellow in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of three collections of poetry: Cemetery Ink, Immigrant Model, and Father Dirt. Currently a program director and associate professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey, she’s also a brilliant editor and translator. The two “Deep Cut” poems Mihaela shares with us in this episode can be found now in the current issue of the Gettysburg Review.
Today we talk about navigating multiple languages and cultures, negotiating familial traditions and expectations, as well as overcoming shame and guilt as immigrant writers.
PWN's Debut Review is hosted by Project Write Now, a nonprofit writing studio. Learn more at projectwritenow.org.