2022 Sejong International Sijo Competition Winner

I’m ecstatic to share that my poem, Grandmother’s Hair, is the winning entry of the 2022 Sejong International Sijo Competition, hosted by The Sejong Cultural Society. Keep reading to be treated to this poem, which reaches across boundaries of borders and time.

The Story Behind the Poem: Love is Walking in the Dark

It was the evening of Independence Day, the first summer in our new home. We had just moved from the ocean to the Ozarks, where everything from the landscape to the local culture was miles apart. Like Christmas without a tree, for me, Independence Day is incomplete without fireworks. In the city where I livedContinue reading “The Story Behind the Poem: Love is Walking in the Dark”