Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Lit on the Block :: Latern Review

Latern Review is a new online journal of Asian American poetry, edited by Iris A. Law and Mia Ayumi Malhotra, with Brandon Chez as Submissions Database Administrator. In addition to written works in "a vast range of poetry styles as well as a mixture of voices from different generations," LR also features the works of several visual artists "whose images reflect and engagement with metapohor, gesture, and texture that is almost poetic." LR also includes a Community Voices section "which features pieces by members of the community surrounding the Asian American poetry organization Kundiman, and a review of Sun Yung Shin's Skirt Full of Black."

The first issue includes works by Kevin Minh Allen (Nguyễn Đúc Minh), Maria T. Allocco, Tamiko Beyer, Rebecca Y.M. Cheung, Ray Craig, Rachelle Cruz, Asterio Enrico N. Gutierrez, Luisa A. Igloria, Subhashini Kaligotla, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Hsiao-Shih (Raechel) Lee, Henry W. Leung, Phayvanh Luekhamhan, Matthew Olzmann, Soham Patel, Craig Santos Perez, Jon Pineda, Jai Arun Ravine, Bushra Rehman, Barbara Jane Reyes, Melissa Roxas, Sankar Roy, Eileen Tabios, Vanni Taing, Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American PoetryKristine Uyeda, Vuong Quoc Vu, Ocean Vuong, Elaine Wang, Steve Wing, Frances Won, Angela Veronica Wong, and Changming Yuan.

The reading period for Latern Review is currently closed but will open for Issue 2 in late summer.