Yi-Wen Huang comes from Gallup, NM, U.S.A.
How long have you been writing? Since graduate school.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? Writing poetry in a second language. And, that readers are inspired by or can relate to what I wrote.
What projects of yours have been recently published? Huang, Y. (2017). Navajo students’ culture/worldview and its possible relations to their writing anxiety [Abstract]. In the 6th Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language & Cognition. Book of Abstracts (p. 40). Lund, Sweden: SALC. December 29, 2013 at XS, January 12, 2017. It Must Be Heartbreaking, Taco Taco, El Paso, March 28, 2017. For the Sonorous. Armand Ortega, April 30, 2017. Aji East to Southwest (and Beyond), July 21, 2017. Free Lit Magazine, vol 3. no. 4. 18-Wheeled Mafia, August 10, 2017. Hidden Constellation Gallup, NM, January 1, 2013—Happy New Year!, September 25, 2017. Anti-Heroin Chic Dumplings, October 13, 2017 Show Your Skin. Bottarga or Wu Yu Zi, October 13, 2017, Show Your Skin. Stinky Tofu, October 13, 2017, Show Your Skin. Nam Prik Noom, October 13, 2017, Show Your Skin.
What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? I am a linguistics professor, so most of my work focuses on literacy and is related to my teaching.
How do you react to rejections? Silence.
How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication? Laugh out loud and scream.
What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Just write and keep writing.
What is your preferred drink while you write? Merlot and hot tea.
What is your favorite food? Too many. I like dumplings, Chinese hotpot, sushi, and noodles.
Shakespeare or Bukowski? Bukowski. I have Slouching Toward Nirvana on my desk right now.
many tried to write like he did/ drink like he did/ act like he did/ but he was the original./ then life began to/ catch up with him./ he began to age quickly./ his large bulk began to wither./ he was growing old/ before his time./ finally it got to where he couldn’t/ write anymore,/ “it just wouldn’t come”