River 瑩瑩 Dandelion

River 瑩瑩 Dandelion is a practitioner of ancestral medicine through writing poetry, teaching, energy healing, and creating ceremony. As a poet, he writes to connect with the unseen and unspoken so we can feel and heal. River also facilitates creative writing workshops, where participants connect with their own inner and collective power. A Tin House resident, Lambda Literary fellow, and Kundiman fellow, River is the author of remembering (y)our light, an illustrated poetry chapbook. His work has been thrice-nominated for Best of the Net and is published or forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Bellevue Literary Review, The Offing, Asian American Journal of Psychology, and anthologized elsewhere. River has performed and presented his work globally from the Dodge Poetry Festival to the University of Havana. He is completing his debut full-length poetry manuscript on honoring matriarchs, self-remembrance, and (un)written queer and trans lineages. To connect with River, visit: riverdandelion.com.