Meet Our Newest Intern, Jasmine An

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Hello!

I am thrilled to be joining the Sundress team as the Editorial Intern for Agape Editions.

I am a poet that began her writing life as a fiction writer. A younger version of me happily completed four years of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) before my prose started shrinking and splicing, until the present day where the thought of trying to write 50,000 words of continuous narrative in a single November seems like a wonderful joke.

In my own writing, I obsess over haunting, mythology, and inheritance. I am fascinated by literary psychoanalysis and Sun Wukong the Monkey King. Much of my work revolves around Chinese-Americanness and the Midwest.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy stabbing people with blunt, flexible swords in the sport of fencing. I have also competed in olympic style archery (recurve only, compound bows are cheating) and rode horses for about ten years. Childhood dreams of knighthood die hard.

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Jasmine An is a queer, Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. A 2015 graduate of Kalamazoo College, she has also lived in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her chapbook, Naming the No-Name Woman, was selected as the winner of the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize and is forthcoming in February 2016. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in HEArt Online, Stirring, Heavy Feather Review, and Southern Humanities Review. Her soulmate and forever muse is Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. As of 2016, she can be found in Chiang Mai continuing her study of the Thai language.

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