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Mia You was born in Seoul, Korea, and was raised in Northern California. Currently a doctoral student in English literature at UC Berkeley, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in English at Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in East Asian Studies at Harvard University. She has worked as a journalist, publishing articles in The San Jose Mercury News and The Korea Herald, and as a translator of Korean poetry. She has also helped translate and edit film scripts, taught for the film studies department at Harvard, and interned at the Amsterdam Filmmuseum. In 2004, designer Thorsten Kiefer made an artbook of her poems, entitled YOU, which has been displayed in a number of exhibitions, and part of her current work-in-progress, Successions, can be viewed at Counterpath Online.
Truong Tran is the author of within the margin (Apogee Press, 2004), The Book of Perceptions (Kearny Street Workshop, 1999), placing the accents (Apogee Press, 1999), and dust and conscience, (Apogee Press, 2002), which won the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Prize. He also wrote a children’s book, Going Home, Coming Home (Children’s Book Press, 2003). The selection that appears in this issue is forthcoming in Truongâ€™s full-length book titled four letter words.
Francisco X. AlarcÃ³n is the author of ten volumes of poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night / Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), Sonetos a la locura y otras penas / Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes (Creative Arts Book Company 2001), Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 992), and De amor oscuro / Of Dark Love (Moving Parts Press 1991, and 2001). Childrenâ€™s Book Press has published four of his books bilingual poetry for children: Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems (1997), From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems (1998), Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems (1999), and Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems (2001). He currently teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero (Familian Cha’ka) is very proud to be from the village of Toto and the island of GuÃ¥han (Guam). Fueled by love from her family and the stories that were passed on to her, Victoria is writing her first novel and pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Mills College in Oakland. She also works as a media coordinator at the California Reinvestment Coalition in San Francisco, teaches basic composition to a group of freshwomen at Mills, and is actively involved in GuÃ¥han’s decolonization movement.
Theresa Sotto lives and works in Santa Monica, CA. Her poems have been published in POOL, No Tell Motel, Spinning Jenny, Coconut, Shampoo, Typo, Word For/Word, ZYZZYVA, and others. A chapbook of her poems is forthcoming in the Coconut Chapbook Series. When not writing, she works as an art educator at the J. Paul Getty Museum.