Winston TL

Student, Writer, and Artist in Greater Seattle Area

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Winston TL is a gaysian American of Indonesian and Taiwanese heritage. He attended Seattle University & studied Interdisciplinary Arts, and he is currently an MFA in Creative Writing student in Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop. His writing has been published by Variety Pack, Mixed Mag, NonBinary Review, decomp, EcoTheo Review, The Lit Pub, Papeachu Press, and elsewhere. His published work includes poetry, essays, & reviews, has been translated into Spanish, and has appeared in journals across three continents. He has participated in consortiums & workshops through DreamYard Project and Orion. Interests that complement his love for art include health, social sciences, and comparative theology & philosophy. Follow him on Instagram @faboo_boba_teh!



Poetry --

Papeachu Review Issue 1 | Papeachu Press

- “We Are One,” “Some Sweetness,” “Questions of Everyday” [3 poems!]

- Winter 2019; as WTL

“Inhalation & Exhalation” in decomp. (

- May 19th, 2021

“Analytic Application” in NonBinary Review — Zoetic Press

- June 1st, 2021

“Dis jOY Nt hIm” in Home - (

- June 19th, 2021

“Poetry-ish Scenes of this Writer Brain (A Short Play),” “The Parable of the QAAPI Boy” in Variety Pack

- June 30th, 2021

“In the Time of Po-Biz” in Warm Milk Publishing

- July 25th, 2021

Heterosexual Rumpy-Pumpy” in the lickety~split (@olicketysplit) / Twitter

- August 11th, 2021

“Behaviors of Existence” in Maya’s Micros Ed. 12 – The Closed Eye Open

- November 14th, 2021

Essays --

Contemplative Consequences from a Decade of Singing - Ruminate Magazine

- March 24th, 2020


- “Paying Attention as Our Divine Duty” (p. 18)

- May 2020; translated from English to Spanish; journal in Argentina

Reviews --

The Multiple Deaths of Living: Reading Victoria Chang’s Obit — LIT PUB (

- November 12th, 2020; listed as one of their all-time favorite reviews they’ve published: About — LIT PUB (

Diasporic Asian Magnolias: Reflections on reading Nina Mingya Powles – The Kindling (

- March 17th, 2021; journal in UK & Ireland

Reading Serhiy Zhadan: The Poetical is Personal is Political — EcoTheo Collective

- May 17th, 2021

Flash Prose --

“A Passion” in The Oakland Review ( (forthcoming in next issue)