I was asked this summer to write a piece by the wonderful Franny Choi. I liked this project because it allowed me to reflect on my life and world in a way that is very different from prose. It’s interesting passing middle age as a TWOC, and occasionally lonely as heck. I wanted to share […]
Hi All, This isn’t a usual post. Might you bear with? See, I need to set something right. This has been bothering since this article came out. I am very grateful to Brown for inviting me, and I had an excellent time there. But sometimes, a misquote or misrepresentation can really hurt people. In this […]
Writing has far less need for boundaries than people do. I worry sometimes, that unlike music, writing is limited by language. However, sometimes the limits don’t matter. This is one of my favorite interviews, with Erin Hawley from Easterseals Thrive. http://www.easterseals.com/thrive/rykaaoki.html
This is an interview from 2012. I look back on this now… It’s only been five years, but what a ride it has been! I am so grateful. Right now, I am due to my last site being hacked, I am bringing my blog back (at least from 2013 or so) piece by piece. […]
“This blog is about women that are my everyday inspirations. I interviewed 437 women that radiate with wisdom, beauty, intelligence and love. The blog is about women that proved to me that there is hope for me and it is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you […]
Hi All, So, yes, the Matador Review asked me to chat with them, and gosh, we covered so many things! I really enjoyed this interview because it covered some different ground, and I’m in a different place in my life–so it’s neat to see how my answers and thoughts are evolving and refining with time. The […]
Hi All! I just wanted to share this news! This is a piece I wrote for Publishers Weekly. It’s my first time in a mainstream national publication!
Thank you Elliot, for this interview! <3 Ryka Ryka Aoki on Poetry, Performing, and Publication