Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut is the author of Magnetic Refrain (2013) and is currently working on a second book of poetry and a novel. She has a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and teaches in Los Angeles.
Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut
This November, to recognize and honor National Adoption Awareness Month, I've invited adoptee poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello to curate a folio of poems by 10 Asian American adoptees. This page features Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut’s “Blackout.” I invite you to take a moment to read her moving introduction to the folio here, as well as the other nine poems in this collection.
— Eugenia Leigh, Poetry Editor
Like many Korean adoptees, I grew up in a liberal, white family, in a predominantly white town, and came of age during the years of neoliberal multiculturalism in the 1980s to 1990s.