Kenji Liu

Poet

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 & Prizes

Anthology:
Flick of My Tongue (Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2009)
Book:
Map of an Onion (Inlandia Institute, 2016)
Chapbook:
You Left Without Your Shoes (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Journals:
Action Yes
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Generations
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Kartika Review
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The Feminist Wire
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The Progressive
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The Volta
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Prizes won: 

2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize, The Bessie Schonberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artist Program (May 2013)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American, Buddhist, Chinese American, Feminist, Japanese American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, LGBTQ, Homelessness, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Kyoto
Japan
Raised in: 
Edison, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jul 14, 2017