Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's MY RICE TASTES LIKE THE LAKE echoes in the mind, mouth, and heart as its strangely calm English phrases settle into measured lines and stanzas. This is serious, beautiful, haunting work—a unique expression, in post-modern writing, of a contemporary Buddhist woman in exile, searching for a language capable of spanning her own past, present, and future. 'It is not enough to have one tongue. / It cannot point to everything / and in every direction.'"—Norman Fischer.
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of MY RICE TASTES LIKE THE LAKE (Apogee Press, 2011), IN THE ABSENT EVERYDAY (Apogee Press, 2005), and RULES OF THE HOUSE (Apogee Press, 2002), which was a finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards in 2003. Dhompa attended Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and San Francisco State University. Her publications include two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.Bacus, Potes & Poets Press, 2000) and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press, 2000). She has received a Cultural Equity Grant from the Arts Commission of San Francisco, and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Hedgebrook. Dhompa grew up in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in San Francisco.
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA