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Janine Sun Rogers lives and writes in California.

Writing

Arts, Literature, and Culture
Amid Violence and Isolation, a Vital Exploration of the Asian Diaspora in The News Lens, April 2021
‘Maid to Queer’ Explores Desire and Queerness Among Hong Kong’s Indonesian Domestic Workers in The News Lens, February 2021
“Heaven on Fourth” Arrives in Taiwan Amid Controversy and Tragedy in The News Lens, January 2021
“Our Labyrinth” by Lee Mingwei: Meditation Grain By Grain in The News Lens, January 2021

Current Events
Atlanta Shootings Reflect Discrimination of Massage Parlor Workers, Re-enact Imperial Violence in The News Lens, March 2021
Anti-Asian Attacks in US Repeat History, Motivate Community Action in The News Lens, March 2021

Creative Nonfiction
On the 110 in Westwind Journal of the Arts, April 2021


Podcasting

Co-host of Popular Intellectuals Podcast, March 2021 – present
Guest spot on Roses All Trash Podcast, April 2021 (upcoming)


Artistic Projects

Co-director All My Strength, film, December 2020 (premiered at Taking Suggestions… Film Festival)
Web developer HOW ARE WE, dance/multimedia, June 2020
Co-creator and programmer SADLIBS, workshop/web art, Spring 2020
Creator The Studio, interactive installation, March 2020
Creator DelayDude, sound installation, May 2019 (premiered at FEST VI)
Creator 母语/Mothertongue, interactive performance, November 2019 (presented at Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College)

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Latest Posts

Bei Dao: Two Poems (translation)

黑盒 是谁在等待 一次预约的日出 我关上门 诗的内部一片昏暗 在桌子中央 胡椒皇帝愤怒 一支乐曲记住我 并卸下了它的负担 钟表零件散落 在皇室的地平线上 事件与事件相连] 穿过隧道 Black Box Who is waiting A sunrise appointment I close the door A dusk inside a poem In the middle of the table The pepper emperor rages I learn a piece of music And lay down its burden Clock parts scatter On […]

“Oylerplate”

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler My rating: 3 of 5 stars At first it was exciting to read a book that mirrored my thoughts and observations of contemporary society’s horrors, but then it was boring to read a book that mirrored my thoughts and observations of contemporary society’s horrors. Extra stars because I’m nostalgic for […]

How to Write a Review of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee My rating: 5 of 5 stars How to Write an Autobiographical Novel took me on an incredible journey through Alexander Chee’s life, dotted with rose gardens, cater-waiter gigs, AIDS activism, pedagogy, and more. As the book shifts from Bildungsroman to Künstlerroman, its subject (Chee) likewise […]