“There is a difference between a choice and a wish. We were never asked what we wished for.”
Karissa Chen's fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Gulf Coast, PEN America, Guernica, and The Toast. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan in 2015-16, and is a Kundiman and VONA/Voices Fellow. She is currently Editor in Chief at Hyphen magazine and is working on a novel.