Author Archives: Rana

Nearing the End of #AsianLitBingo

#AsianLitBingo officially ends on May 31st! Here’s what happened so far this month: Shenwei created the hashtag and campaign. The other co-hosts and I all listed our TBRs and tried to get more involvement. Some co-hosts generously offered prizes. Lots … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk: Free Speech

//So I’ve decided to have longer discussion/opinion based posts again. I know I shied away from politics and removed all of the political posts from my blog a few years ago, but I’m a political junkie so it’s hard to … Continue reading

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#AsianLitBingo Update!

  Just finished my first read for #AsianLitBingo! You can find my review for Mirror in the Sky on Goodreads. Now to patiently wait for my other library holds…

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#AsianLitBingo TBR

I’m so excited to announce that I will be participating in the Asian Lit Bingo Reading Challenge! (I even get to be a host–what, what??) The Asian Lit Bingo Reading Challenge (#AsianLitBingo) was created by Shenwei  @ Reading (As)(I)AN (AM)ERICA … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Reads for 2016

Between starting a whole new career, moving to a new state, and the presidential election, 2016 was a crazy year of ups and downs! I didn’t get to read as many books as I would have liked, but I still … Continue reading

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Where Our Worlds Meet—a discussion with producer, writer, & director Sinakhone Keodara

Sinakhone Keodara is an award-winning producer and writer, a 2014 NBC Universal Talent Lab fellow, and studied at the Santa Monica College Film Program. He is also the founder and CEO of Lao Films & Television, Inc. An LGBTQ comedy—“I … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

So I just got back from another adventure! This time I visited various places in Idaho. So I spent three days exploring places, and interviewing for some teaching positions. I’m excited to take my love for literature from the inter-webz to people’s … Continue reading

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New Year, New Look!

I’m excited to launch the new website to coincide with the first day of National Poetry Month! As you may have noticed, I’ve been MIA since last year, mainly sticking to twitter to reaffirm every now and then that I’m … Continue reading

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Tribute to Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison—writer and poet best known for “Legends of the Fall”—passed away on Saturday, March 26th, at the age of 78. He has published over 30 books, including novels, novellas, essays, and poetry. His best known work, “Legends of the … Continue reading

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On Charleston.

These past ten days I was able to bury myself in a community of writers at my last residency as an MFA in Writing candidate at Pacific University. For my graduate reading, I took a long time to craft the … Continue reading

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