Fiction. Poetry. Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. THE SUM OF BREATHING, a collection of stories, poems, memoir, and spoken word, trenchantly explores the inheritances of memory, loss, feminism, racism, and place. The collection explores life, family, and love as a Korean American with a keen eye for detail and with elegant, restrained language that reads like classical music.
Brenda Kwon teaches English at Honolulu Community College. She is the author of Beyond Ke'eaumoku: Koreans, Nationalism, and Local Culture in Hawai'i, and co-editor of YOBO: Korean American Writing from Hawai'i. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, and she has performed her poetry in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seoul. A 2005 Fulbright Fellow, she lives in Honolulu, where she teaches writing and yoga, and plays music with her band.Author City: HONOLULU, HI USA