Western Journeys: Virtual Book Launch

The University of Utah Press hosted a virtual book launch for Western Journeys on November 3, 2022. I read excerpts of essays, as well as poems from Islanders and Faraway Places, as I discussed my inspirations, writing process, and evolution of my ideas on travel and immigration.

Janalyn Guo, author of the story collection Our Colony Beyond the Ruins and the original acquiring editor of Western Journeys, joined me in conversation on nature and environmental writing, the absence of BIPOC voices in the dominant narratives of the West, framing larger subjects with personal experience, and more.