Poems & Prose

The Galleons

The New Yorker, March 2018

A Poem as Long as California

Academy of American Poets, January 2018


San Francisco Chronicle, September 2017

Ode with Interruptions

Poetry, September 2017

The Galleons

Academy of American Poets, July 2017

The Flea

Poetry, September 2016

Dragged Mass

Academy of American Poets, July 2016

The Blink Reflex

The Seattle Review of Books, July 2016

Virginia Woolf’s Walking Stick

The Awl, May 2016

Girl Carrying Ladder

Bennington Review, Spring/Summer 2016

The Marrow

The New Republic, March 2016

Whitman, 1841

Waxwing, Summer 2015

Child Holding Potato

New York Times Magazine, April 2015

Cascades 501

Academy of American Poets, January 2015


Tongue, Winter 2013

Two Poems

Poetry, May 2013

Wright Park

Verse Daily, August 2012

After Darwish

West Branch Wired, Fall 2011

Two Poems

Diode, Fall 2011


The New Republic, May 2011

Six Poems

From the Fishhouse, February 2008


Agni, June 2006

Psalm with a Phrase from Beckett

Blackbird, Spring 2004


Slate, December 2003

Miró’s Notebook

The Darker Fall, 2002

Ocean Park Notebook

The Darker Fall, 2002

Reading Plato

NEA Writer’s Corner, 2001

A Different Way of Being a Writer: An Interview

The American Literary Review, Fall 2016

Contrast & Counterpoint: An Interview

Apercus Literary Magazine, Fall 2016

An Interview

Writers on Record, Summer 2016

Letter to Carlos Bulosan

The Asian American Literary Review, Spring 2016

That Swerve That Takes Me Somewhere Else: An Interview

Ploughshares Blog, November 2015

The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show: An Interview

The Rumpus, October 2015

Poetry Spotlight: An Interview

Memorious Blog, September 2015

On Killarney Clary

Ron Slate, April 2015

Feature: Five Qs with Rick Barot

Writing Like an Asian, April 2015

The Image Factory

New England Review, Spring 2014

The Opulence Notebook

Cerise Press, Spring 2013

The Hermit Crab Poem

Lantern Review, May 2012

5 Poets Who Changed My Life

Lambda Literary, March 2010

On “Reading Plato”

How a Poem Happens, September 2009

Rauschenberg’s Bed

The Yale Review, 2008

Rilke’s Blue Flower

Virginia Quarterly Review, 2006