taking time for long-term reflection and writing projects

work in progress


Alien is an immigrant narrative, told in poetry and prose, about the fragile balance between building a new life in an adopted land and memories of homes left behind - stories encapsulating joy, pain, hope and insecurity of uprooted/displaced lives. Alien is the legal term for someone who is “not a citizen or national of the United States,” and it was also my precarious immigration status for almost twenty years.


Two arcs of my immigration story

collateral damage

Collection of poems and explanatory commas about the collateral damage of capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism.

children pray for gray days/collateral damage #1 (published in Chestnut Review 3:1)


Creating literary work into and out of English, Nepal Bhasa, and Khas Nepali.

We Lived Happily During The War by Ilya Kaminsky, translated into Khas Nepali (published in JhanNaya, 2001)

SAADA Archival Creators Fellowship

exploring caste and ethnicity within Nepali diaspora through oral history interviews and new digital archival materials from within the community