Angie Sijun Lou
Angie Sijun Lou is a Chinese American writer from Seattle. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, The Margins, Hobart, The Rumpus, and has been nominated for Best of Net, Bettering American Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize. She is a Kundiman Fellow in Fiction and a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz. Angie is interested in the poetics of detached mythic beings, especially contextualized in the East Asian diaspora. Her poetry evokes hauntological presences like ancestral ghosts, lost futures, and dead pets. She finds inspiration in the writings of Brandon Shimoda, Richard Chiem, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Feng Sun Chen. In her spare time, Angie likes to brush her teeth and surf the web.
- “purification ritual #2” (winner of the 2017 Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Award judged by Porochista Khakpour)
- “One poem”
- “Chen Chen’s Dreams: A Review of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities”