monicaong

For each day of National Poetry Month one of our  fellows  will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.  
   [QUESTION]  
  Brynn Saito asks,   Do you believe in ghosts?  
   Monica Ong answers,    I do. My family’s ghosts haunt me, bind me to intricate histories, and challenge me to ask difficult questions about where we’re going and when we’ll finally be   home  . I don’t go looking for them, but they often find me, leaving their fragments and traces in small objects, smells, and strange empty spaces. When I write I rely on them often, sometimes to feel less alien, sometimes to expand, other times to ask for a good recipe. Despite being prone to exaggeration, they do tell great stories, and inspire narrative elements in my work. I just wish they weren’t so camera shy.  

   [POEM]  
 Click on the image below to see Monica’s work on  Seneca Review . 
   [BIO]  
     

   Monica Ong  is a literary hybrid who explores medical narratives through the overlap of poetry, art, and technology. 

For each day of National Poetry Month one of our fellows will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.


[QUESTION]

Brynn Saito asks, Do you believe in ghosts?

Monica Ong answers, I do. My family’s ghosts haunt me, bind me to intricate histories, and challenge me to ask difficult questions about where we’re going and when we’ll finally be home. I don’t go looking for them, but they often find me, leaving their fragments and traces in small objects, smells, and strange empty spaces. When I write I rely on them often, sometimes to feel less alien, sometimes to expand, other times to ask for a good recipe. Despite being prone to exaggeration, they do tell great stories, and inspire narrative elements in my work. I just wish they weren’t so camera shy.


[POEM]

Click on the image below to see Monica’s work on Seneca Review.


[BIO]

Monica Ong is a literary hybrid who explores medical narratives through the overlap of poetry, art, and technology.