Below you’ll find my genre-specific bios written in the requisite third person.
Kenji Liu is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey. His writing and art arises from his work as an activist, educator, artist, 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 CURA, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, Generations, 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.
Kenji Liu is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey. His art and design arises from his work as an activist, educator, writer, and cultural worker. With a commitment to providing clear, strong, thoughtful design to community artists and organizations, he has designed and illustrated books, album covers, flyers, posters, newsletters, reports, websites, and more. A lifelong visual artist, writer, and musician, he is currently working on a full-length book of his poetry, prose, and art.