Ali Van practices axiology. She was born in New York, nurtured through Hong Kong, and appertains to northern oaks in Minnesota. Van received a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Her work centers in languages of love and figures its radius with light and psyche. In measures between she grounds Rolodex, laying life to intrinsic porosity, kindred weather, and sovereign peoples. In wilderness she heeds one.