ABOUT THE POET
Calista Ogburn is a Korean and Vietnamese American author of two poetry collections published on Amazon. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a major in Public Health and a minor in Asian Studies. She has studied at International high schools overseas which has given her a global perspective. She reaches her readers by sharing her feelings and experiences through poetry. She focuses her poems on Asian-American identity, gender oppression, body image issues, and building the foundation of self-worth.
"this is it" is the second collection of poetry from Calista Ogburn. This poetry book brings to light the rising anti-Asian racism as the spread of COVID-19 has increased. It captures Calista’s experience of loneliness, heightened anxiety, and feeling lost during a global pandemic. "this is it" takes the reader by the hand through the most difficult times and finds hope for the future.
(August 2020) Korean Quarterly Newspaper
(June 2020) Hope Works Dragonfly Magazine
(Nov 2019) Turnaround Purple Poetry Book
(April 2019) UMBC Women's Center Telling Our Stories Zine
(April 2019) Baltimore City Charm City Stories Magazine