NEELANJANA BANERJEE's work has
appeared in the The Literary Review, Asian Pacific American
Journal, Nimrod, and the anthology, Desilicious. In
2007, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State
University. She teaches creative writing throughout the San Francisco
Bay Area and is currently a teaching artist with WritersCorps. Banerjee
has worked in mainstream, ethnic and independent media for the past
ten years. For over five years, she helped young people tell their own
stories at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia. She is an editor and blogger
with the Asian American magazine Hyphen,
where she now oversees the semi-annual Short Story contest.
received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the
author of three chapbooks. Kaipa was the founder and editor of
Interlope, a magazine featuring innovative writing by Asian Americans
(1998-2003) and served as a board member and literary curator for two
San Francisco nonprofits: the Alliance of Emerging Creative Artists
(AECA), an organization promoting emerging Asian American artists, and
New Langton Arts, an established multidisciplinary arts organization.
She has also judged several arts awards, including the Potrero Nuevo
Fund Prize and the YAF Literary Arts Contest. She lives in Berkeley,
PIREENI SUNDARALINGAM's poetry
has appeared in journals such as Ploughshares and World Literature
Today, as well as anthologies such as Language for a New Century
(W.W. Norton, 2008). She has served on literary award panels for several
festivals and grants bodies including the Marin County Arts Council,
PEN Oakland, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (2010).
Together with co-producer Colm Ó Riain, she commissioned and curated
twenty-one poets and musicians to tell the forgotten immigration stories
of America. The resulting recorded album,
Bridge Across The Blue, was awarded the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize.