Poetry, Essays, Reviews

Book Reviews


Review of Gabriel Ojeda-Sague’s Where Everything is in Halves | Poetry Project Newsletter Issue #246 (February/March 2016)


Review of Mg Roberts’ Not So, Sea | TAYO Literary Magazine (July 2014)


Review of Jason Bayani’s Amulet | Lantern Review (December 2013)

Review of Feng Sun Chen’s Butcher’s Tree | Lantern Review (November 2013)

Review of Hoa Nguyen’s As Long as Trees Last and Ji Yoon Lee’s IMMA | Lantern Review (October 2013)

Review of Koon Woon’s Water Chasing Water | Lantern Review (April 2013)

Review of Kim Gek Lin Short’s China Cowboy | Lantern Review (February 2013) [which was highlighted by Tarpaulin Sky Press]

Review of Tan Lin’s HEATH COURSE PAK | Lantern Review (January 2013)


Review of Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut’s Magnetic Refrain | Lantern Review (December 2012)

Review of Barbara Jane Reyes’ For the City that Nearly Broke Me and Timothy Yu’s 15 Chinese Silences | Lantern Review (November 2012)

Review of Kim Gek Lin Short’s The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits | Lantern Review (June 2012)

Review of Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s Underground National | Lantern Review (May 2012)

Review of Michelle Naka Pierce’s Continuous Frieze Bordering Red | Lantern Review (April 2012)

Review of Tan Lin’s Insomnia and the Aunt | Lantern Review (March 2012)

Review of Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene | Lantern Review (February 2012)

Review of Marjorie Stein’s An Atlas of Lost Causes | Word For/Word Issue 19 (February 2012)

Review of Pamela Lu’s Ambient Parking Lot | Lantern Review (January 2012)


Review of Jenny Boully’s not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them | Lantern Review (December 2011)

Review of Kim Koga’s Ligature Strain and Margaret Rhee’s Yellow / Yellow | Lantern Review (November 2011)

Review of The Asian American Literary Review’s Special Issue Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11 | Lantern Review (October 2011)


Review of Ronaldo V. Wilson’s Poems of the Black Object | Galatea Resurrects #14 (2010)


Review of Akilah Oliver’s a(A)ugust | Galatea Resurrects #7 (2007)

Review of Padcha Tuntha-obas’ Trespasses | Galatea Resurrects #7 (2007)

Review of Marusya Bociurkiw’s Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl | Feminist Review (2007)

Review of Angela Mi Young Hur’s The Queens of K-town | Feminist Review (2007)

Dance Writing
a constellation of humans: a process essay for building a buffalo directed by devynn emory (November 18, 2016)

Dimly, dimly at first: A Letter to Kristel Faye Baldoz for action is primary (April 2016)

at the edge of the space, on the border between observer and participant for action is primary (April 2016)

Enduring Presence: A Response to Gregory Holt’s 2,000 MOVEMENTS at thefidget space, Philadelphia (September 16, 2015)

Gesture and Line: A Review of Nancy Karp + Dancers’ 35th Anniversary Season at ODC Studio B Theater, San Francisco (February 20, 2015)

Compress and Expand: A Review of Sarah Bush’s RE-COMPOSE at D.I.R.T. Program B, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco (January 30, 2015)

Phenomenal Emergence: A Review of Saint Mary’s College of CA MFA in Dance Inaugural Concert at Flight Deck, Oakland (January 29, 2015)

NOW SERVING: A review of works by Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Nol Simonse and Embodiment Project at D.I.R.T. Program A, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco (January 23, 2015)

Levity and Loss in One Pounce: A Review of Fog Beast’s THE FOX AND THE DONKEY and BAD HERE DAY at Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco (November 21, 2014)

Undercurrent: A Review of Dohee Lee’s MAGO at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (November 18, 2014)

Resonance and Resistance: A Preview of Dohee Lee’s MAGO (October 31, 2014)

What is Twilight? A Review of Marissa Perel’s MORE THAN JUST A PIECE OF SKY at The Chocolate Factory Theater, New York City (September 19, 2014)

Essays, Articles, Interviews


Ambivalent romantics and jagged kinesthetics: A conversation between Angela Peñaredondo and Jai Arun Ravine | Jacket2 (July 13, 2017)

Excerpts from THE ROMANCE OF SIAM, and “Under Erasure” essay | A TransPacific Poetics anthology, edited by Lisa Samuels and Sawako Nakayasu (Litmus Press, 2017)


Orientalism and the Tourist Archive: A Conversation with Jai Arun Ravine | Lantern Review (August 25, 2016)

Audio interview with Avren Keating for the Waves Breaking podcast, Episode 6 (July 2016)

A Conversation Between Gabriel Ojeda-Sague and Jai Arun Ravine | Drunken Boat (June 2016)

Interview with LitSeen / The Write Stuff (June 16, 2016)

Interviewed by Maggie Millner for LitHub | Why Are So Many Poets Also Artists? (June 10, 2016)

Mixed Race, Mixed Gender, Mixed Genre | Mission at Tenth Volume 6 (Spring 2016)

นิดน้อย : PRACTICAL VOCABULARY FOR LITTLE BILINGUAL DREAMERS | Something on Paper Issue 3 (April 2016)


“UNDER ERASURE: The Making of TOM / TRANS / THAI” in Transient Exhibition Catalog (2014)

Toms and Zees: Locating FTM Identity in Thailand” article in Transgender Studies Quarterly Issue 1.3: Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary | Duke University Press (August 2014)


Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics (Issue 35, November 2013–Reviews Issue) | Curated by Joshua Marie Wilkinson | Interview (November 2013)

“Half [ ]-half [ ]-half [ ]: Trauma and Transformation in the Humanimal: Letters to Bhanu Kapil” in collaboration with Lucas de Lima | Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal (August 2013)

Excerpt from “Tom/Gay, Trans/Queer: Mixed Translations Across Thai and Thai American Trans-masculinities” | Wild Gender (March 25, 2013)


Fail or Fall” | THEOFFCENTER Blog Salon 3: On Collectivity and Collapse (December 4, 2012) [Curated by Anna Martine Whitehead and Ernesto Sopprani]

Lunch Break” | THEOFFCENTER Blog Salon 2: On Queer Economies (February 13, 2012) [Curated by Jesse Hewitt and Ernesto Sopprani]


Interview with Tomoaki Hata and C.Snatch Z. on “The Night Is Still Young” | Drunken Boat #14 (September 20, 2011) [Curated by Tamiko Beyer]

“‘Definitions and Fantasies': The Realness of Akilah Oliver” | Summer Stock #5 (August 6, 2011) [Curated by Jared Hayes]

“Behind the Poetry of ‘แล้ว and then entwine'” | Doveglion Press (August 1, 2011) [Curated by Barbara Jane Reyes]

Illuminations, Lineages and Gestures” | The OFFCENTER Blog Salon No 1: On Mapping Our World (June 7, 2011) [Curated by Ernesto Sopprani]


“Queer Profile: Trans artist/writer/dancer Jai Arun Ravine (video)” | Interview with Edna Nelson | Creative Loafing/The Daily Loaf (September 3, 2010)

Susan Gevirtz and Eileen Tabios Reading Report | Kelsey Street Press Blog (2010) [Thanks to Amber DiPietra]

“Taken Names: The Poetic Lineage of Jai Arun Ravine” | Delirious Hem (2010) [Curated by Ching-in Chen]

“A Moving Vehicle: The Poetry of Margaret Rhee” | Delirious Hem (2010) [Curated by Ching-in Chen]


“Shame and Shaman: Transgendered Bodies Performing the Erotic” essay | The Body as a Site of Discrimination (2009)


“Across and Between: Translation as strategy within the work of Padcha Tuntha-obas and other poly-lingual texts” essay, with poetry by Padcha Tuntha-obas | Across & Between the Void | Achiote Press (2008)

“Violence Against Transgender People of Color: A Response to the Deaths of Latiesha Green and Duanna Johnson” | Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (2008)

“Reflections on the Transgender Day of Remembrance March” | Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (2008)

“Dance IS Intergenerational” | In Dance (March 2008)


“Caught Between” article with two photographs | Glimpse Abroad (May 10, 2007)


“A Day in Three Seasons” article | Glimpse Abroad (August 14, 2006)

Poetry in Journals


Excerpt from Ambient Asian Space | The Capilano Review, Issue 3.31 (June 2017)

The Floating Market | Boneless Skinless, Volume 1 (February 2017)


The Escape Artist | Dusie Issue 19 (October 2016)

113/6, Chartered Architect / Negative Endings, Erase Every Trace | Be Untexed Journal Issue 2 (May 31, 2016)

White Love, Backpackers, Backpackers 2: [White Goes East] and Erase Every Trace | Streetnotes, Volume 24 (2016)


Popeye on Vacation in Thailand | Cream City Review: Genre Queer, Issue 39.1 (Spring / Summer 2015)

National Character and Trivia King | The Asian American Literary Review: (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall 2015)

TO AN ANTHROPOLOGIE MODEL series | Local Nomad (Spring 2015 Issue)

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK | OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts (Spring 2015 Issue) | Order softcover and hardcover issues via Blurb

The White Elephant Ride | Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art, Issue 18 (January 2015)


The Romance of the Siamese Dream | learning to loveDANCEmore: a performance journal, volume 9, winter 2014 (Salt Lake City, UT)

The Romance of the Siamese Dream | EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts


“Headlamps” in response to visual art by Taylor Dow | A Taste of Gin: Issue One | An Online Feature of Bombay Gin Literary Journal (December 2013) [Curated by Janelle Fine]

Visual poems excerpted from Ka-rah-oh-gay Ballet Theatre [VCD] with sound recording and interview | TENDE RLOIN Issue Sixteen (May 2013) [Curated by Jenn Marie Nunes]


“KAH RAH OH GAY 18 4. 3:07, 28 3. 4:07, 38, 3. 3:50″ | PANK Magazine (October 31, 2011) [Curated by Tim Jones-Yelvington]

“MARIO MAURER & B.O.Y.” | Truck (April 29, 2011)


“theridion grallator,” “unisex” and “princess or soldier” panels from THE SPIDERBOI FILES | Masculine Femininities Zine, Issue 4 (December 10, 2010) [Curated by Raju Rage]

“nausea of night” panel from THE SPIDERBOI FILES with voice recording | Drunken Boat #12 (2010) [Curated by Tamiko Beyer]

“dern 1″ and “dern 2″ | Lantern Review: Issue 1 (2010)

“dthaa yai: a naming ceremony for my wide eyed ancestors,” “dek pom daeng,” and and an excerpt from “perm pew see kow sukapub dee: for healthy white skin” | Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement: Volume 5 (2010)


“suspicious package (or, smuggle this),” “engendered intestines,” and “cute little dyke” panel from THE SPIDERBOI FILES | Queef Zine: Issue 1 (2009)


“sawn: how to peel in seven lessons” | TinFish 18: The Long Poem Issue | TinFish Press (2008)


“that they are wide: a series of postcards” | Cliterature Journal (2007)

Poetry in Anthologies

Excerpt from The Romance of Siam | A TransPacific Poetics | Litmus Press (2017)

Excerpt from แล้ว and then entwine | Troubling Borders | University of Washington Press (2014)

Excerpt from แล้ว and then entwine | NamJai: A Tribute Anthology of Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander Poets | The ReWrite (2013)

“ANTHROPOLOGIE MODEL PG. 20 [TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA TABLET]” | The Emerald Tablet (2013) [Edited by Derek Fenner]

“[berdache” | Here Is A Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets | Achiote Press (2009)

“Pom paawm palms palm,” “10 mi-tu-naa-yon 2495″ and “Pull. Ravish. Open.” | Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women’s Poetry | Deep Bowl Press (2008)

“stoplights read RED ORANGE YELLOW” | Focus on the Fabulous: Colorado GLBT Voices | Johnson Books (2007)