Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. ALL WE ASK IS YOU TO BE HAPPY is a collection of prose poetry that lives at the nexus of several possible futures: the diaspora and homeland, performativity and the real, android and animal, a girl and her fractures. This collection traces one family's movement from Red China to living undocumented in the United States, questioning what remains when origins are displaced, ghosts become material, and myths are forced to survive under capitalism.
Angie Sijun Lou is from Seattle and Shanghai. She is a Kundiman Fellow in Fiction and a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA