Dao Strom's work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of two fiction books, Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys, and an experimental memoir/hybrid project, We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West. Strom has received support from the Regional Arts Culture & Council, Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, James Michener Fellowship, and the Nelson Algren Award. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Award artist. Her bilingual poetry book, You will always be someone from somewhere else, is forthcoming from AJAR Press in 2018.