River 瑩瑩 Dandelion
River 瑩瑩 Dandelion is a keeper of ancestral medicine through writing poetry, teaching, practicing energy healing, and creating ceremony. As a poet, he writes to connect with the unseen and unspoken, so we can feel and heal. As a healer, he is a certified reiki practitioner who helps clients move through transition and transformation. River also facilitates creative writing workshops, where participants connect with their own inner and collective power. A Tin House Resident and Kundiman Fellow, River has traveled to Chinatowns around the world to document stories of diaspora. His work is published in Best New Poets, The Offing, Bellevue Literary Review, The Margins, and Asian American Journal of Psychology, and elsewhere. He has performed and presented his work globally from the Dodge Poetry Festival to the University of Havana. He recently won the AWP Kurt Brown Prize in Poetry for the title poem of his manuscript on diasporic connection, ancestral reclamation, and self-remembrance. For more, visit: riverdandelion.com.