The Poetry Center: May-lee Chai and Junse Kim
Assistant Professor May-lee Chai is the author of nine books, including her new collection of stories Useful Phrases for Immigrants; memoir Hapa Girl, a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book; the novel Tiger Girl, which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has been published widely, including in The Rumpus, Missouri Review, Seventeen, Glimmer Train, Dallas Morning News and San Francisco Chronicle. Chai joined SF State in 2017.
Lecturer Junse Kim is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Faulkner Short Story Award and the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. His fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in Ontario Review, ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review and Fourteen Hills, as well as two anthologies: Pushcart Prize XXVII and Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writing.