ASIAN AMERICAN PRESS -- Jennifer S. Cheng’s work includes poetry, lyric essay and image-text forms. She is the author of Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award; House A, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize; and Invocation: An Essay, an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. She has received fellowships and awards from Brown University, University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas and Hong Kong, she lives in San Francisco.
May-lee Chai is the author of 10 books of fiction, nonfiction, and translation, including her latest short story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, published this past month by Blair. She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at San Francisco State University. Her writing has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman, Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and named a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book.