Joss Paper (poetry) Stillwater, OK
JOSS PAPER is a poetry collection that revolves around diaspora and my process in reclaiming the fallen cultural pieces of my family’s history as survivors of the Cambodian Genocide. I explore themes of migration, displacement, food, superstitions, and inherited trauma through a documentary style of poetry to invite the reader to bear witness to the traumas of war.
April Lim is a Chinese Cambodian American writer from Houston, TX. She has received fellowships and scholarships from Tin House, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, The Watering Hole, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Palette Poetry, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Bayou Magazine, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Oklahoma State University where she is an Editorial Assistant for the Cimarron Review.