Published Dec 2018 in Red Wheelbarrow
One of three winning poems in the 2018 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye. Nye comments: “Tasty poem! I loved the sound sense here, assonance and alliteration, the pleasure of speaking, and saying, even holding a pomegranate, the narrator's identification with the fruit—exhilarating and delicious.” This poem is dedicated to my late grandmother (Po Po), who grew pomegranates on her balcony in Chongqing, China.
Self-published Mar 2019
This rhyming picture book follows a boy who is hard of hearing as he pursues an ice cream truck. As Robby chases strains of music through the neighborhood, he discovers more than he is looking for!
Many thanks to my dad, Richard Qiang Li, for the lovely watercolor illustrations.
Forthcoming Apr 2020 in The Maynard
THE NEIGHBOR'S BOY
Forthcoming in Rat's Ass Review
OH THE WATER
Forthcoming in Hawk & Whippoorwill