Tooker’s Poem Published in the Asia Literary Review

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 12, 2011

University Relations staff member Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M is featured in the latest issue of the Asia Literary Review, a print and online journal based in Hong Kong. The issue is focused on Burma (currently known as Myanmar) and raises awareness of the human-rights atrocities occurring under the country’s military rule. Tooker visited Burma in October 2005 when she was an Arcadia undergraduate student studying abroad on Semester at Sea. “Good Luck to You – She Who Trades Currency Illegally” is inspired by her experiences in the country and was written while she was in Arcadia’s Master of Arts in English program. It also is included in her chapbook-length collection “Storm Speak,” which she completed under the guidance of Jeffrey Ingram, Adjunct Professor of English. Additional poems from the collection have appeared in other journals, including the Ampersand Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Foundling Review, Red River Review and more. Tooker will be reading at Arcadia on Friday, April 15, as part of “In Celebration of Women,” a literary event sponsored by University Relations and APIARY magazine. Learn more about In Celebration of Women.