"BLUEPRINTS" out now!
Jeanelle Fu is a Taiwanese-American poet and creative storyteller who resides with her husband in Los Angeles. Her poems have been performed at UCLA, translated into multiple languages and featured in various literary journals. She has experience with spoken word and collaborating across mediums such as film and dance. She is currently accepting commissions.
Jeanelle Fu is a Taiwanese-American poet and creative storyteller who resides in Los Angeles.
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is finding language for a homeland, the songs of our parents.
It is a recollection of grief, and how a people emerge from mourning one day, one breath at a time. As much as these poems honor the author's Taiwanese-American heritage, they are also an invitation into crossing bridges: to celebrate and fight for the tribes adjacent, surrounding us all along. Through endless cups of shay in the Middle East, conversations during suhoor, the dancing on secluded rooftops: Grief is a storm we weather together.
Cover art by Dianuh Aerin Gundersen.
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Since publication "Blueprints" has been featured by Taiwanese-American.org, sold out in stores like Yu & Me Books, and most recently picked up by Pon Ding, a renowned cultural hub for artists in the heart of Taipei.
*note from author: I was devastated by the recent mass shooting in Monterey Park, my hometown where many of the poems in this book took place. The elderly generation forged with their lives the path for the youth to exist and become who we are today. As you read through the first part of the book, please remember their lives and pray for those in mourning.