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Jon Chu

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Fragments, memories, reflection between the lines at mam’s books

I am enveloped in the embrace of winter honeysuckle as I sit at the central table of mam’s books, writing about the bookstore without writing about the bookstore. When I first visited mam’s several...

Unveiling spaces of possibility at the Seattle Design Festival

As I write, waves of green lull through the window, lush and buoyant on a sibilant breeze. It is a familiar experience, and yet moments of recognition jolt me to realize how it is...

Art responding to art: a review in poeisis

I see myself refracted in Edward Gunawan’s collection of poetry and prose, The Way Back. It made me feel less alone in confronting the slipperiness of identity and in my exploration of art-based healing....

Vignette: a pause, an exhibit, a pivot

I’m in the MD/PhD program at the University of Washington, about two to three years into the PhD. I’ve been doing a lab-based PhD in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program and am currently...