Welcome! I’m LiAnne Yu.
I write fiction, poetry and personal essays. My writing often taps into themes specific to who I am: a Gen X Asian American coming of age during New Wave, MTV and trickle-down Reaganism, raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, educated in the (ironically) very out of touch world of academic anthropology, shaped by the analog era (AAA maps! Public phone booths!) and now passing as a digital native with a pseudo-Silicon Valley career.
My poetry won first place in the 2022 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, and I was named a Fall/Winter 2021 Editorial Resident at the Seventh Wave, an arts and literary nonprofit.
I’m currently working on my first novel, Chasing Margaret Mead, as well as a collection of prose poems, For Gen Us. For Us.
I’d love to hear from you: email@example.com