Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Michigan and Hawai‘i. She is a contributor and essayist for NBC News Asian America. She has also written for ethnic new media, including AAPIVoices.com, NewAmericaMedia.org, ChicagoIsTheWorld.org, JACL’s PacificCitizen.org, InCultureParent.com. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan. She was previously Executive Director of American Citizens for Justice. She has published three chapbooks of prose poetry, been included in several anthologies and art exhibitions, and created a multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Frances can be found at: franceskaihwawang.com and @fkwang
Frances’ essay ‘Beyond Song, Beyond Cultural Taste Tests’ will be featured in Pact Press’ inaugural anthology to be released in May of 2017.