Iris A. Law, Editor
Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Associate Editor
Mia Ayumi Malhotra is a Kundiman Fellow and the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Harold Taylor Prize and the MacLeod-Grobe Poetry Prize. Her work is featured and forthcoming in Best New Poets 2012, the VONA anthology Dismantle, DIAGRAM, diode, and others. She teaches and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
LR BLOG STAFF WRITERS
Wendy Chin-Tanner | Interviews
Wendy Chin-Tanner’s first collection Turn is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March, 2014. She has been nominated for the 2012 Best of the Net Award, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Mays Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Raintown Review, Praxilla, Melusine, Mascara Literary Review, Umbrella, Softblow, and Lantern Review. She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at Stealing Time Magazine, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and online sociology instructor at Cambridge University, UK. Wendy lives in Portland, OR.
Henry W. Leung | Columnist, “Panax Ginseng”
Henry W. Leung is a Kundiman Fellow working toward his MFA at the University of Michigan. His chapbook, Paradise Hunger, won the 2012 Swan Scythe Press Prize. He is now at work on a novel which is beginning to look like—for better or worse—the Moby Dick of the martial arts.
Kelsay Myers | Columnist, “Becoming Realer: Identity, Craft, and the MFA”
Kelsay Myers is a Korean adoptee from West Michigan. She studied writing and philosophy at Kalamazoo College and is currently a candidate for an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. In addition to her column on the LR Blog, her work can be found in the Asian adoptee anthology More Voices, the music journal Caught in the Carousel, and on the women of color in academia website, Refuse the Silence. Her writing is about making sense, and art, out of her lived experiences by pushing boundaries in identity construction, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and theory and form.
Jai Arun Ravine | Reviews
Jai Arun Ravine is a mixed race Thai American writer, dancer, video and performance artist. Ze is the author of แล้ว and then entwine, Is This January, and The Spiderboi Files. They received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, hir short experimental film on Thai trans-masculinities, Tom/Trans/Thai, recently exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand. Find Jai online at http://jaiarunravine.