Yumi Dineen Shiroma, Swarthmore class of 2016, is a PhD student in English at Rutgers University, where she studies the theory and history of the novel. Hyperallergic's poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected two poems by Yumi for a monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
Yumi Dineen Shiroma's work has appeared in BOMB and Peach Magazine and is forthcoming in Nat. Brut. Her chaplet, A Novel Depicting “the” “Asian” “American” “Experience,” will be published by Belladonna* this fall. You can find her on Twitter at @ydshiroma.