Cover Photo: In Immigrating from Japan, I Lost Language, Home, and Pokémon by Nina Coomes
 

In Immigrating from Japan, I Lost Language, Home, and Pokémon

Maybe, I thought, I could play Pokémon with my peers and bridge the gap between me and my an all-white classroom. But we lose things in translation.

Harry Potter

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Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer, currently living in Boston, MA. Her writing has appeared in EATER, The  Collapsar, and  RHINO Poetry among other places. Her debut chapbook haircut poems was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2017.