Jade Cho was raised in Oakland, California. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and has appeared in Apogee, BOAAT, The Offing, Poem-a-Day and elsewhere. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, where she studied and taught in Poetry for the People, and Arizona State University, where she served as a June Jordan Teaching Fellow. A grandchild of immigrants from Hoisan (Toisan/Taishan), she is working on a book tracing memory, grief, and desire through the archive of Chinese Exclusion and the Chinese Confession Program. She lives in Oakland and Sacramento.