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Mission Statement

Lantern Review aims to provide a virtual space in which to showcase Asian American poetry and to engage with issues relevant to its production and dissemination. We seek to publish expertly crafted poetry in a variety of forms and aesthetics, including traditional and experimental pieces, hybrid and multimedia projects, and new translations. We welcome submissions from anglophone writers of all ethnic backgrounds whose work has a vested interest in issues relevant to the Asian diaspora in North America, as well as work created collaboratively in a community context.

About the Name

Lanterns are cross-cultural symbols of aesthetic beauty, hope, festivity, and enlightenment. They have historically been a feature of community celebrations, and are also linked with exploration, discovery, and the forging of new paths. By choosing a lantern as our emblem, we hope to reflect our desire that Lantern Review would help to shed light on the multifaceted, ever-evolving creature that is “Asian American poetry,” as well as to be a stage on which the question,“What is contemporary Asian American poetry and where is it headed?” can be played out.


Magazine: Our web-based magazine showcases new poetry, visual art, translations, and hybrid or multimedia work, as well as collaborative work that has been produced in a community arts setting.

Blog: Our blog features editorial reflections and news—and bosts a robust archive of interviews, reviews of poetry collections, writing prompts, and more.

Newsletter: Our quarterly email newsletter, Lumen, provides slightly more intimate meditations on what goes on behind the scenes of Lantern Review, with personal insights drawn from our editors' writing lives.


Iris A. Law, Editor
Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Associate Editor
Irene Hsu, Editorial Intern

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