Connie Pan

Connie Pan is a writer and editor from Maui, Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Carve, HelloGiggles, PRISM International, The Billfold, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Instagram: @csnpan Twitter: @panlikepeter

Reflecting on Spring’s Poetry

Onto the poetry books that brought extra light to my past months of warm rain, later sunsets, and jasmine and gardenia blooms!

10 Essential Poetry Books by AAPI Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which makes it the perfect time to pick up these incredible AAPI poetry books.

Reading Poetry and Only Poetry for a Week

After abandoning prose for week and enveloping myself entirely in poetry, slivers of me hoped I’d start thinking in lines of poetry.

If You Like This Prose Book, Read This Poetry Collection

Find your next poetry collection based on your favorite fiction or nonfiction prose book, including Unshuttered by Patricia Smith.

Reflecting on Winter’s Poetry

A look at some of the outstanding poetry collections that hit shelves this winter.

Marveling Over Closing Poems

What is the power in a closing poem in a collection? One reader on the meaning behind — and passion for — endings.

Marveling Over Opening Poems

What power is there in a poem that launches a collection? One reader dives into the wonder and awe of firsts in poetry.

The Best Libraries You Can Get a Card for Out of State

Whether your local library's inventory is limited or you just want access to more books, an out-of-state library card could level up your reading life.

The Joy Of Reading Challenges Is Reading: All About The Participation Trophies

I'm obsessed with reading challenges. Whether I meet the goal or not, I am introduced to new books, genres, and formats — and that's a win.

How I Survived the Closure of My Library

When one reader's library closed for renovations, they wondered how they would survive. Turns out, it was a blessing in disguise.