Picture of Author Michelle Robin La at Goleta Beach

Asian Cha | Smoking a Pot of Gold

My poem “Smoking a Pot of Gold” was a finalist in Asian Cha‘s “Addiction” Poetry Contest. You can read the poem and the judge’s thoughtful commentary in issue 33 of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal here. I talk about my poem and the inspiration behind it on Cha’s blog.  


My Writing Process — Recreating the Past on a Page

As a nonfiction writer, my process is different from most. While other writers wait for their muse to show up, I already have a story. I just have to get it down, and I can’t make things up. Thanks to Charlotte Ashlock for inviting me to join the Writing Process Blog Tour where writers describe how they work. You can…