Garrett Hongo
Garrett Hongo (born 1951, Volcano, Hawai'i) is a Yonsei, fourth-generation Japanese American academic and poet. The work of this Pulitzer-nominated writer draws on Japanese American history and own e...
Vince Gotera
Vince Gotera (/ɡoʊˈtɛrə/; born June 20, 1952) is an American poet and writer, best known as Editor of the North American Review. In 1996, Nick Carbó called him a "leading Filipino-American poet of thi...
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Li-Young Lee
Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. His maternal great-grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first R...
Ed Bok Lee
Ed Bok Lee is an American writer. His most recent book, Whorled (Coffee House Press), won the 2012 American Book Award, and the 2012 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. His first book, Real Karaoke People...
Mong-Lan
Mộng-Lan (pen name) is a Vietnamese-born American woman poet, writer, painter, photographer, musician, composer, singer, Argentine tango dancer and educator. Mong-Lan's Website
Born in Saigon, Sou...
Ronald Phillip Tanaka
Ronald Phillip Tanaka (1944–2007) was a Japanese-American poet and editor.
He was a Sansei (a third-generation Japanese-American), born in the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona in 1944 behin...
Alexander Chee
Alexander Chee is an American fiction writer, poet, journalist and reviewer.Born in Rhode Island, he spent his childhood in South Korea, Kauai, Truk, Guam and Maine. He attended Wesleyan University an...
Shanxing Wang
Shanxing Wang is a contemporary American poet, scientist and political activist. Wang’s first full-length book, Mad Science in Imperial City, was published in 2005 by Futurepoem Books and was awarded ...
John Yau
John Yau (born 1950) is an American poet and critic who lives in New York City. He received his B.A. from Bard College in 1972 and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 1978. He has published over 50 bo...
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Kimiko Hahn
Kimiko Hahn (born 1955 Mount Kisco, New York) is an American poet and distinguished professor in the MFA program of Queens College, CUNY. Her work frequently deals with the reinvention of poetic forms...
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Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Hiroshi Kashiwagi is a Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) poet, playwright and actor. For his writing and performance work on stage he is considered an early pioneer of Asian American theatre...
Sarah Kay (poet)
Sarah Kay (born June 19, 1988) is an American poet. Known for her spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word ...
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Yellow Rage
Yellow Rage is a duo of Philadelphia-based Asian American female spoken word poets, made up of Michelle Myers, who holds a PhD from Temple University, and Catzie Vilayphonh, the Fashion Director for t...
Tina Chang
Tina Chang is an American poet, teacher, and editor. In 2010, she was named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn.
Chang was born in 1969 in Oklahoma, to Chinese immigrants, who had met in Montreal, where her...
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Suji Kwock Kim
Suji Kwock Kim (born 1969) is a Korean American poet-playwright.
She graduated from Yale College; the Iowa Writers' Workshop; Seoul National University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar; and Stan...
Mitsuye Yamada
Mitsuye Yamada (born July 5, 1923) is a Japanese American activist, feminist, essayist, poet, story writer, editor, and former professor of English.
Mitsuye Yamada was born as Mitsuye Yasutake in ...
Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin (陈美玲) is a prominent Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, an editor and Professor of English. She is well-represented in major canonical anthologies and textbooks a...
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born in 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Asian American poet, best known for her jovial and accessible reading style and lush descriptions of exotic foods and landscapes. Nezhuk...
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Janice Mirikitani
Janice Mirikitani (born February 4, 1941) is an American Sansei poet and activist.She was born in Stockton, California, to Shigemi and Ted Mirikitani, who were Nisei farmers in San Joaquin County. Dur...
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Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (born 1969) is the first Tibetan female poet to be published in English. She was raised in India and Nepal. Tsering received her BA from Lady Sri Sram College, Delhi University. ...
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Victoria Chang
Victoria Chang is an American poet and writer. Her third book of poetry, "The Boss" was published by McSweeney's as part of the McSweeney's Poetry Series in July 2013—it won a PEN Center USA literary ...
Nellie Wong
Nellie Wong (born 12 September 1934) is a poet and activist for feminist and socialist causes.
Wong was born in Oakland, California to Chinese immigrants. Her father had immigrated to Oakland in 1...
Sonja Sohn
Sonja Sohn (born Sonja Williams; May 9, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Detective Kima Greggs on the HBO drama The Wire and Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC series ...
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Albert Saijo
Albert Fairchild Saijo (1926—2011) was an Asian-American poet and, along with Shig Murao, one of only two Asian Americans to be recognized as a part of the Beat Generation. Saijo's first solo collecti...
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Shirley Geok-lin Lim (born 1944) was born in Malacca Malaysia. She is an American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Her first collection of poems, Crossing The Peninsula, published in 1980, wo...
Keiho Soga
Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga (March 18, 1873 Tokyo - March 7, 1957) was a Hawaiian Issei journalist, poet and activist. He was a community leader among Japanese Hawaiians, serving as chief editor of the Nipp...
Sesshu Foster
Sesshu Foster (born April 5, 1957) is an American poet and novelist.
He has taught composition and literature in East LA since 1985, and has also taught at the University of Iowa, the California I...
Violet Kazue de Cristoforo
Violet Kazue de Cristoforo (September 3, 1917 – October 3, 2007) was a Japanese American poet, composer and translator of haiku. Her haiku reflected the time that she and her family spent in det...