Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor who grew up in Kolkata, India and later emigrated to the United States. He has authored nine books of poetry and essays in two languages. Widely published in both Indian (Bengali) and American poetry circles, Aryanil edits KAURAB. A PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Aryanil works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, OH.

Michelle Peñaloza grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. Her poetry has appeared Kartika Review, Mythium and Nashville Review. She was recently awarded the 2011 Women Writers Oregon Literary Fellowship.

Deven Sansare is an award-winning advertising copy writer and currently a consulting executive creative director with Umbrella Design, Mumbai. His short story, "Aaba and Other Mysteries" appeared in First Proof 6: The Penguin Book of New Writing and won the top prize at 2010 Shires Short Story Contest held by Northshire Bookstore, Vermont, USA. Krish, Trish & Baltiboy, an animation series based on oral Indian folk tales and written by him, has been produced by Children’s Film Society, India, and was telecast as two one-hour films on Cartoon Network and Pogo, India. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Annie and children, Shanaya and Aryan. He blogs at:

Issue 2 | Winter 2011

Aimee Suzara completed her M.F.A. at Mills College in 2005 and has been sharing poetic and multidisciplinary work since 1999. Her poetry collection, the space between. was published by Finishing Line Press (2008), and her writing appears in several journals and anthologies, including Check the Rhyme, An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (Lit Noire Press), 580 Split, Kartika Review and Walang Hiya/No Shame. Currently, she is collaborating with Amara Tabor-Smith’s Deep Waters Dance Theater for "Our Daily Bread," which is about food and culture, and with her own Pagbabalik (Return) Ensemble for "A History of the Body," a multidisciplinary play which explores colonization and the body.

Marc Vincenz was born in Hong Kong to British-Swiss parents. He lived and worked in Shanghai for many years running an industrial design company. More recently, he moved to Iceland where he works as a freelance journalist and literary critic. He is Poetry Editor for the international webzine Mad Hatters' Review and is a member of the editorial board of the Boston-based Open Letters Monthly. His poetry has been published widely. Recent work has appeared in Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Nth Position, and Ducts Journal. His latest chapbook, Upholding Half the Sky, was released by MiPOesias, and is available from MagCloud.