Lantern Review: Issue 5

Michael Marcinek is currently studying photography in the BFA program at the University of Utah. He was the co-founder and a former member of the Copper Palate Press printmaking collective in Salt Lake City, Utah. Michael is also an active member and officer of the Salt Photo Society and his work has recently appeared in Western Humanities Review and Quarterly West.

Christopher Santiago is a Provost’s PhD Fellow at the University of Southern California and lives in Pasadena. His poems and book reviews have recently appeared in The Asian American Literary Review, Canteen, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Country Dog Review, FIELD, and Pleiades.

Amy Uyematsu is a sansei poet and retired math teacher from Los Angeles. She has written three poetry collections—30 Miles from J-Town, Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain, and Stone Bow Prayer. Amy was also a co-editor of UCLA's earliest Asian American Studies anthology, Roots: An Asian American Reader.

Jane Wong lives in Seattle. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2012, CutBank, Mid-American Review, The Journal, Barrow Street, The Arcadia Project, and others.

The Hybridity Issue

Khaty Xiong was born and raised in Fresno, CA. She is currently a second year MFA poet at the University of Montana, and will be graduating spring 2013. Her poetry has appeared in Spires, Polaris, How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology, and Kartika Review. She is the 2013 recipient of the University of Montana's Merriam-Frontier Award for her poetry manuscript Elegies.