Artist in Residence – Dao Strom & Kyle Macdonald

Dao Strom writes in a hybrid form of poetry, memoir, music & multimedia. Her partner Kyle Macdonald collaborates with her on video and other visual & installation elements. Together, they’ve explored projection and imagery involving wings, triangles, and paper-boxes.

Dao’s books include an experimental memoir, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a multimedia song-cycle, East/West, and two books of fiction. She has a forthcoming bilingual (Vietnamese/English) poetry book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, to be published by Ajar Press in 2018.

You can see more of Dao’s Nes residency reflections on her instagram: @herandthesea and also link to her multi-media work here:  : http://www.poetrynw.org/dao-strom-flower-diatribe-1/ and just released work here:  http://www.opb.org/television/programs/artbeat/episodes/1905/