this is it


Calista Ogburn, 20

Korean and Vietnamese American

Maryland


Calista Ogburn is a Korean and Vietnamese American college student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying Public Health with a minor in Asian Studies. She has studied at International high schools overseas which has given her a global perspective. "this is it" is the second collection of poetry from Calista Ogburn. This poetry book brings to light the rising anti-Asian racism as the spread of COVID-19 has increased. It captures Calista’s experience of loneliness, heightened anxiety, and feeling lost during a global pandemic. "this is it" takes the reader by the hand through the most difficult times and finds hope for the future.