Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

Mai Der Vang was raised in Fresno, CA. Her poems have been published in Paj Ntaub Voice and the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement. Mai Der served on the editorial board with the Hmong American Writers’ Circle to produce How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology, where many of her own poems are featured. Other poems are forthcoming in a literary anthology featuring Southeast Asian women writers. Aside from poetry, Mai Der's op-ed articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, and the Fresno Bee among others. In 2009, she completed a residency at Hedgebrook, a program for women writers. Mai Der obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

Andre Yang lives in Fresno, California. He is a founding member of the Hmong American Writers' Circle (HAWC), where he actively conducts and participates in public writing workshops. He is currently studying Creative Writing (Poetry) in the MFA program at California State University, Fresno, where he is a Provost Scholar and a Philip Levine Scholar. There, he divides his time between teaching freshman composition, poetry, and working on the editorial staff of The Normal School literary magazine. Andre is a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellow and has attended the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. His poetry has appeared in Paj Ntaub Voice, Hyphen Magazine, and the chapbook anthology Here is a Pen (Achiote Press).

Sandra M. Yee is a part of Virginia Tech's MFA Class of 2013.

Issue 3 | Summer 2011

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