My name is Yurina Yoshikawa (née Ko), and I’m a writer, editor, and instructor living in Nashville, Tennessee.
I grew up moving back and forth between Tokyo and California, and I’ve spent most of my life feeling like a Japanese person living abroad, or a foreigner living in Japan. I have a B.A. in philosophy from Barnard College, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University, where I taught undergraduate writing for several years. Afterwards, I worked in the publishing industry in New York City in both editorial and publicity departments. And finally, in the summer of 2017, I made the big move to Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, where I started working as a creative writing instructor with The Porch.