I’m Nicholas. As a citizen of the world i’ve never felt that I quite “belong” to one place or another and through this lens I approach my writing. Growing up in a family of immigrants, in a country founded for immigrants, there was never one culture I subscribed to. Thus I began to wander, so to speak. This is how I approach every aspect of life. Though I identify firstly as a writer, a poet, and aspiring novelist – I’m also an academic and explorer.
Professionally I am a researcher of comparative literature. An anthropologist with a background in literary studies surveying global traditions, especially those of East Asia, folklore, and archaeology. I created this space as a watering hole for us to explore, together, this wildly gorgeous and profoundly diverse world and the various ways in which we experience life. From the lore that binds us as communities, to our own personal experiences. Everything from the recipes that have inspired empires, to the legends and tales that continue to break hearts eons later.
I currently reside in Columbia, Missouri in attendance at the University of Columbia.
Seeing as so much has changed, reached haiatus, ceased to exist this year – what a year it is… – I wanted to reintroduce myself, to rekindle old flames, and to get to know you better. So please, introduce yourselves. I’d love to know you better, and I hope in turn we can build a stronger community of writers, readers, and all around creators.