Teow Lim Goh is a poet and essayist who writes from the nexus of people and place. One of her projects is to recover the stories of Chinese immigrants in the American West. In her first book Islanders (2016), she writes into the history of Chinese exclusion and detention at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940. She is also working on poetry collections on the massacre of Chinese miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1885 as well as Chinese prostitution in Wyoming in that era.

She also writes about art, nature, politics, and environmental issues. Western Journeys (2022) is an essay collection on her adventures in the American West, immigration to the US, and dialogues with books and art. She considers how we access truth in the face of erasure and asks what it means for an immigrant to be at home. Faraway Places (2021) is a chapbook of poems on nature, art, and the body. It is a shadow text to her writing on travel, witness, and identity.

Her essays, poetry, and criticism have been or will be featured in The Georgia Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker.

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