Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

W. Todd Kaneko lives and writes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His poems and stories are forthcoming or have recently appeared in NANO Fiction, Portland Review, Southeast Review, Fairy Tale Review, Superstition Review, Blackbird, and other journals. He teaches at Grand Valley State University.

Lena Kim is a recent graduate from Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick. She currently works an office job, but dreams of someday having the chance to expand her photographic repertoire through formal study.

Gowri Koneswaran is a poet, singer, and lawyer whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Sri Lanka. She was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team and now serves as the program director at BloomBars, a community arts space in Columbia Heights in Washington, DC. Her poetry has appeared in Bourgeon and Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

jenny c. lares is a poet, an open mic host, and the executive director of Sulu DC. Her work was recently published in Bourgeon and the anthology, Walang Hiya...literature taking risks toward liberatory practice, published by Carayan Press.

Wendi Lee was born and raised in Honolulu, and has since lived in rural Kentucky, New York City, and Pittsburgh. In 2005, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MA in Literature from the University of Louisville. She has work forthcoming or published in Karamu, Plainsongs, Oyez Review, Fox Cry Review, Inkwell, Common Ground Review, Sierra Nevada College Review, Roanoke Review, The Portland Review, PMS Journal, Main Street Rag, and Hawai’i Pacific Review.

Issue 2 | Winter 2011

Kenji C. Liu's poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes (Finishing Line Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. His writing has appeared in Tea Party Magazine (not at all related to the conservative movement), Kartika Review, and the 2009 Intergenerational Writer’s Workshop anthology Flick of My Tongue. He has received a Pushcart nomination and is working on a multi-genre full-length collection of poetry, prose and visual art.

Larissa Min is a fiction and creative non-fiction writer and photographer. She’s currently working on a project called Breaking English, a creative non-fictional account of her family’s migration from Korea to Brazil and later the US as a lens through which to examine the experiences of global migration, displacement and remembering. She’s received a City Artist award from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, a 2010 GAP grant from Artist Trust, a 2011 Jack Straw Writer’s residency, and the Phyllis Memorial Award and James Hall Prize for Fiction. She is a lover of glaciers, the beluga, travels through countries with creative plumbing, and is adamantly opposed to the bombing of the moon. Visit her online at

Rajiv Mohabir's work has been published in journals including EOAGH, Blood Lotus and Saw Palm. Pudding House Press titled him "Poet of Note" in their 2009 chapbook contest and published his first chapbook na bad-eye me in 2010. His second chapbook na mash me bone is scheduled for release by Finishing Line Press in February of 2011. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010, and works as an editor for the Ozone Park Journal run by the MFA students at Queens College. Rajiv enjoys making short films, photography, ghost stories, traveling, and talking about humpback whales.