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Originally born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia Dewi Oka is currently based in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She is the author of “Salvage” and “Nomad of Salt and Hard Water.” Cynthia earned her MFA as a Holden Fellow at Warren Wilson College. To keep up with Cynthia, go to cynthiadewioka...
francxs gufan nan (南顧凡) is almost 30 and an emerging poet. Their recent work appears in Artblog, and received 2nd prize in the 2019 Music Writing Challenge. Follow their bookstagram at @franmeetsbooks, or lurk on their Poetry Twitter lurkings at @nancesfran. What are you eating for comfort? Now that...
jason chu is a rising Chinese American rapper, founder of the trap crew NITEMRKT. His music has been heard on Wu-Assassins (Netflix) and Warrior, seasons 1-2 (Cinemax), based on the writings of Bruce Lee. He has been profiled by the South China Morning Post, had his lyrics and videos featured in the...
Makoto Hirano is a Philadelphia-based choreographer, poet, and theatre artist. His award-winning, original performance projects have been presented nationally in numerous venues and festivals across the nation including Off-Broadway at the National Asian American Theatre Festival (NYC), DanceTruck...
Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017), which won the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a 2018 VIDA scholarship, a 2017 Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University, and a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize in 2013. Her poems have...