She does socio-historical research and turns it into verse.
The Rumpus interviewed her about the age-old questions of the personal vs. political, life vs. art, art vs. politics, and how to live the way you truly want to. The interview was full of zingers, but this quote about the idiosyncrasies, and often the absurdities, of the writing process is my favorite:
A magazine, which shall remain nameless, asked me to look at government photographs and write a short piece about one of them. I chose a picture of a Japanese war balloon, which is like the first intercontinental ballistic missile. It went from Japan and it came over and wanted to start a fire in Seattle, but Seattle’s very wet. I wrote this blank verse poem that required a lot of research and took me months, and then I turned it in and they were like, “Oooh, yeah, we didn’t mean a poem. We meant a short piece.” And I was like, “Okay.” So I took out all the line breaks and made a couple of paragraph breaks, and then I gave it back to them and they were like, “Great! Thank you.”