Michael Derrick Hudson

#ActualAsianPoet Claps Back at White Poet Who Used Asian Pen Name

Michael Derrick Hudson is coming under tremendous fire for using an Asian pseudonymn to get his poetry published. Ken Chen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop have a powerful hashtag. Plus, the sister of the real Yi-Fen Chou speaks her peace. 

Michael Derrick Hudson Criticized For Using Asian Pen Name To Get Poem Published

Hudson used the pseudonymn Yi-Fen Chou to be published in an anthology called “The Best American Poetry 2015.” Now, the revelation is causing controversy in and beyond the poetry community.