Kenji C. Liu is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey. His writing arises from his work as an educator and cultural worker. A Pushcart Prize nominee and first runner-up finalist for the Poets & Writers 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, his writing is forthcoming or published in Barrow Street Journal, CURA, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, Generations, Blog This Rock, Eye to the Telescope, Ozone Park Journal, Kweli Journal, Doveglion Press, Best American Poetry's blog, Lantern Review, and others. His poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. A three-time VONA alum and recipient of residencies at Djerassi and Blue Mountain Center, he is completing a full-length poetry book. He is the poetry editor emeritus of Kartika Review.
Publications and Prizes
You Left Without Your Shoes (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Flick of My Tongue (Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2009)
Baltimore Review, Eye to the Telescope, Generations, Kartika Review, Kweli Journal, Lantern Review, Ozone Park, RHINO, Tea Party Magazine
The Bessie Schonberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artist Program (May 2013)