Yoshika Wason writes poetry and creative nonfiction with a strong narrative voice. Drawing on her education background, she writes to help others understand themselves by holding up a mirror to herself and society. Her work has been described as vulnerable, honest, and sharp and often highlights tensions found within identity, relationships, and religion.
Yoshika grew up in Bridgeport Connecticut and attended Boston College where she majored in English and secondary education and was Editor in Chief of ASIAM, Boston College’s Asian Pacific Islander American literary magazine. She currently writes a monthly education column called Today’s Lesson and is Co President of the Asian Pacific Islander Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (API AJET). She recently relocated to Japan to continue her career in education and is working on her first full length poetry manuscript.