“In this life I have worshipped so many lies.
Then I workshop them, make them better.”
Sally Wen Mao is a Chinese-American poet, writer, and educator. She immigrated to the United States at a young age and has published two poetry collections, “Mad Honey Symposium” and “Oculus.”
Interview by Becky Zhang.
“I don’t want the opinion to be the thing leading the piece. I just sort of want [the reader and I] to get there together.”
Hua Hsu is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a tenured associate professor of English and director of American studies at Vassar College.
Interview by Aditya Gandhi.