Lantern Review | Contributors

Yuan (Jenny) Lu is currently a freshman at MIT. She plans on majoring in either Materials Science & Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Her family is from Fuzhou, China, but moved to the United States when she was two years old. She went to Brooklyn Technical High School, where she studied Biochemistry. She enjoys watching Asian dramas, taking photographs, reading, arts and crafts, knitting, cooking, traveling, and sleeping.

Monica Mody is the author of two chapbooks, one of which was just published in the new literary annual, The Chapbook. Her first book, Kala Pani, is forthcoming from 1913 Press in Fall 2012. Her work can also be found in journals such as The Boston Review, Wasafiri, Upstairs at Duroc, apocryphaltext, horse less review, Nether, and pyrta among others.

Margaret Rhee is the author of Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and co-editor of Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2009). She is managing editor of Mixed Blood, a journal of experimental poetics and race. Currently she is a doctoral candidate in Ethnic Studies and New Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her second chapbook collection, The School of Dreams, is forthcoming.

Purvi Shah's Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press, 2006), which explores migration as potential and loss, won the Many Voices Project prize and was nominated for the Asian American Writers' Workshop Members' Choice Award in 2007. She is the winner of the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Services Award in 2008 for her work fighting violence against women. She believes in the miracle of poetry and the beauty of change. You can find more of her work at or @PurviPoets.

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds a BA in Sociology and Women of Color Writers from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA in poetry from New York University. She is a 2011 winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize and the former managing director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is also a 2011-2012 Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Anna Li Sian is a NYC-based Filipina American photographer and poet. She is currently an editor of Reed Pages Magazine and was the former Associate Editor of PICTURE Magazine.

Issue 4 | Winter 2012