As a poet-researcher and a PhD graduate in Language and Literacy Education, my research interests include poetic inquiry and arts-based research in education, linguistic anthropology, and intercultural discourse studies. I have a bilingual book of poetry (Chinese & English), Broadleaves (Shenyang Press). My poems have appeared in The Roadrunner Review, Lily Poetry Review, Bone Bouquet, K’in, DoveTales, North Dakota Quarterly, Literary Mama, Mom Egg Review, Adanna Literary Journal, Raising Mothers, MUTHA Magazine and elsewhere.
In my Shelter Project, I wrote 15 poems to reflect on the respond to the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of an international graduate student from China, a mother of two little boys, a PhD graduate, and an Asian under the BLM movement. I hope my personal experience and voice can provide a special lens to examine the issues of origin, culture, language, race, power and politics behind the pandemic.
[Kuo Zhang’s Flagpole interview]
Read Kuo Zhang’s poems