Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

Kristine Uyeda is a Kundiman Fellow whose work has appeared in Rattle, BOXCAR Poetry Review, The Collagist, Cyphers and The MacGuffin. Originally born and raised in Detroit, she now lives in the country where she has observed two coyotes but alas, no wolves.

Vuong Quoc Vu. I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and grew up in San Jose, CA. I studied creative writing at San Jose State University and at Fresno State University. My work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, The North American Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others.

Ocean Vuong emigrated to the U.S. from Viet Nam in 1990 and currently resides in New York City as an undergraduate student at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His poems have been nominated for two Pushcart Awards and appear in Word Riot, the Kartika Review, Cha, SOFTBLOW, Barnwood Magazine, and Asian American Poetry among others. He is also a writer/editor for the Vietnam Literature Project in the aspiration to promote and support the works of Vietnamese authors ( He enjoys practicing Zazen and believes sunny days are overrated. Visit his blog at

Elaine Wang recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

Steve Wing: Lumen stalker, light activist. More here.

Issue 1 | June 2010

Frances Won was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Eastern Washington University.

Angela Veronica Wong is the author of two chapbooks: All the Little Red Girls on Flying Guillotine Press and to know this on Cy Gist Press. She lives in Manhattan and is working on a young adult novel.

Changming Yuan, twice Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (Leaf Garden) and Politics and Poetics (LAP), grew up in rural China and published several books before moving to Canada. Yuan holds a Ph.D in English and currently works as an independent tutor in Vancouver. Yuan's poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, London Magazine, and nearly 250 other literary publications worldwide.