Sprigs of purslane and lambsquarters scattered on a wooden table.
Purslane and lambsquarters.

Creative writing

“Heirloom Sushi.” Fried Eggs & Rice: A Series by Writers of Color on Food, edited by Angelique Imani Rodriguez; released on her blog PenHittingPaper.com and Elizabet Velasques’s monthly e-newsletter Uninspired. August, 11, 2022.

“It was 2020 and Also.” Ramsey County Library, This was 2020, Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project, May 2021.

“In and Around the Capital in a Time of Covid.” Asian American Studies Program Journal Vol. 2, No. 1, University of Minnesota, Spring 2021.

“Community and Kickboxing in Saint Paul.” Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience Vol. 12, September 2019.

“Halloween in Roseville.” Coalition of Asian American Leaders #MinneAsianStories website, May 2018.

“Making Ourselves At Home.” Riksha 2.2, October 17, 2017.

“Can We All Get Along?” North Dakota Quarterly Vol. 89, No. 1/2, Spring/Summer 2022.

“In and Around Saint Paul in My Asian Body at a Time of Covid-19″ and “The Transformation of Things.” Taint Taint Taint Vol. 2, November 19, 2021.

“Marshmallow Suite.” The Good Men Project Immigration and Xenophobia poetry series, February 21, 2017.

Readings and Performances

Funny Asian Women Kollective The Super Show…AGAIN! at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, April 16, 2022.

This Was 2020 Book Celebration, Ramsey County Library, November 9, 2021.

The Kaleidoscope Project with Rebecca Nichloson at East Side Freedom Library, July 15, 2021.

The Kaleidoscope Project with Rebecca Nichloson at East Side Freedom Library, August 11, 2020.

Loft Mentor Series Reading at the Loft Literary Center, May 29, 2020.

555 Reading curated by Rebecca Nichloson, May 26, 2020.

Funny Asian Women Kollective Super Show at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, October 26, 2019.

Resistance and Resilience Reading Series at Next Chapter Books, September 25, 2019.

Asian woman with short hair and purple sweater smiling at camera. Orange autumn leaves in the background.
Photo credit: Kazua Melissa Vang

Patti Kameya was born on Tongva land before it became “the OC.” She writes, forages wild plants, and treats historical amnesia in the Dakota homeland of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Patti Kameya is a fiscal year 2022 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.