Alessandra Hisako Gordon is second generation Japanese. Born in Seattle, Washington, she was raised  both in the Pacific Northwest and in the Chiba prefecture of Honshu where her grandparents still reside. In 2005, she was invited to participate in an intensive mentorship program at Columbia University for Creative Writing under the director of undergraduate studies and is building her degrees in Comparative Literature and Architecture from Smith College. She currently works out of an artist studio in the International District of Seattle where she plans to exhibit an installation of original poems and printed photographs.


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