Jennifer Tseng

Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet and writer whose recent essays appear or are forthcoming in Catapult, Paris Review Daily, and Poetry. She and her sister Amanda collaborate on Instagram @tseng.sisters. Jennifer lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her cat Didi and family.

Most of My Dream Fathers Are Women

My obsession with my father is so pronounced that when I sit down to write about the women I’ve loved, I begin with a line about him. My memory of others is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of him. This is an old thought, the way a dream is an old thought, born in the mind and prone to illusions. Although his skeleton is underground, our relationship is ongoing.