Yumi Dineen Shiroma is a PhD student in English at Rutgers University, studying postcolonial and queer theories and literatures. Her poetry has previously appeared in BOMB, Hyperallergic, Peach Mag, and Nat. Brut. Her chaplet, A Novel Depicting “the” “Asian” “American” “Experience,” was published by Belladonna* in fall 2018. She lives in Philadelphia with Signora Neroni the cat.