Larissa Pham is an artist and writer in Brooklyn, New York. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, Guernica, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is the author of Fantasian (2016). “Crush” is adapted from her collection Pop Song, forthcoming from Catapult Books in May 2021. She was a 2017 Yi Dae Up Fellow at the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat, and she has taught creative writing at Kundiman, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and the New School.