First Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Second Language(s): English, Azerbaijani
Dai (/dī/) dwells in the Front Range Foothills of Colorado where a playful, but timid black bear frequents her back alley. She dreams of one day supporting herself and a pasture of llamas through her writing.
What was your favorite book as a child?
“Calvin & Hobbes” by Bill Watterson.
Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?
It's a family tradition.
What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?
In the poetic life, every moment, mundane or unexpected, is as thrilling as the next.
Do you listen to music while reading or writing?
I do not. I hear all words as beats and movements.
Not Black, and Never White: I am a zebra, how about you?
Issue Spring '21