Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Isako Isako (Alice James Books, forthcoming 2019), winner of the 2017 Alice James Award. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Washington, and her poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Drunken Boat, Greensboro Review, Best New Poets, and others. A founding editor of Lantern Review, she has received fellowships from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and Kundiman, an organization dedicated to the cultivation of Asian American writing. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.