Independently published, 2022
“BLUEPRINTS” is the debut poetry collection by Taiwanese-American author Jeanelle Fu. Cover art by Dianuh Aerin Gundersen. In this narrative she finds language for her homeland, the songs of our parents. It is a recollection of grief, and how a people emerge from mourning one day, one breath at a time. As much as these poems honor the author's heritage, they are also an invitation into crossing bridges: to celebrate and fight for the tribes adjacent, surrounding us all along. Through endless cups of shay in the Middle East, conversations in suhoor, the dancing on secluded rooftops: Grief is a storm we weather together.