Princess Moon is a 2nd generation Cambodian-American poet, teaching artist, and visual storyteller based in Boston, MA. Her work unearths conversations with ancestral spirits, trauma left behind by the ghosts of violent men, and the hauntingly beautiful journey of finding one’s self. As the daughter of refugees, her work as an artist is heavily informed by the Cambodian Civil War and America’s involvement leading up to the genocide.
She was the first woman SlamMaster to the Mill City Slam and formerly served as the Programs Director of the youth organization FreeVerse! Princess Moon has graced the Finals stages of the 2011 Brave New Voices as well as the 2012 and 2013 Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts. In 2014, she coached the winning team of LTABMA and was awarded the Charmaine Santiago Galdon Award for her tireless community building.
Princess Moon has featured at the Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam amongst other venues and presented the Keynote Speech at the 2016 Massachusetts Mental Health Forum. In 2018, Princess Moon founded Let Me Write You a Poem, an online platform geared towards community healing through storytelling.
You can find her work in Gateways Mag, Young Angel Midnight: An Anthology of Emerging Artists, and in her first full-length collection of poetry The Genocide’s Love Baby Learns to Sing (Bootstrap Press).