Lantern Review | Contributors


Neil Aitken is the author of The Lost Country of Sight, winner of the 2007 Philip Levine Prize, and editor of Boxcar Poetry Review. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Collagist, Crab Orchard Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, RHINO, Tuesday: An Art Project, and many other literary journals. A former computer games programmer, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.

Bethany Carlson is an MFA candidate at Indiana University where she teaches creative writing and serves as an associate poetry editor of the Indiana Review.

Cathy Linh Che is a Vietnamese-American poet from Long Beach, CA. She is co-editing an anthology of poetry and prose from the children of the Vietnam War called Inheriting War and is a founding editor of the online journal Paperbag.

Darwin Cruz began his interest in photography while studying abroad in Japan in 2004. He works in marketing at the international non-profit Grameen Foundation and is based Seattle, WA. His photos are online at

Tarfia Faizullah's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Passages North, Mead Magazine, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a Margaret Bridgman scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and other honors.

Janine Joseph’s poems are forthcoming from or have appeared in Best New Poets 2011, The Asian American Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She holds degrees from UC Riverside and the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She currently teaches with Writers In the Schools and is a Ph.D. student in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston where she is a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.

Susan Li is 18 years old. She was born and raised and still lives in Brooklyn, where she graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. She is currently attending Hunter College and pursuing a degree in Creative Writing and Philosophy, with a minor in Asian American Studies.

Issue 4 | Winter 2012