Kenji Liu

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Kenji C. Liu (劉謙司) is author of Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize. His poetry is in American Poetry Review, Action Yes!, Split This Rock’s poem of the week series, several anthologies, and two chapbooks, Craters: A Field Guide (2017) and You Left Without Your Shoes (2009). A Kundiman fellow and an alumnus of VONA/Voices, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the Community of Writers, he lives in Los Angeles.

Publications and Prizes

Map of an Onion
(Inlandia Institute, 2016)
Flick of My Tongue
(Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2009)
Action Yes, American Poetry Review, Apogee Journal, Baltimore Review, Eye to the Telescope, Generations, Kartika Review, Kweli Journal, Lantern Review, Ozone Park, RHINO, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, The Progressive, The Rumpus, The Volta, Vinyl Poetry
You Left Without Your Shoes
(Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize, The Bessie Schonberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artist Program (May 2013)

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Asian American, Buddhist, Chinese American, Feminist, Japanese American, Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Kyoto, Japan
Raised in: 
Edison, NJ
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Last updated: Jul 14, 2017