Photo by Sana Javeri Kadri

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Isako Isako (Alice James Books, 2018), winner of the Alice James Award, the Nautilus Gold Award for Poetry, a National Indie Excellence Award, and a Maine Literary Award. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Washington, and her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Yale Review, CALYX, Indiana Review, and Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience.  A Pushcart Prize nominee and a founding editor of Lantern Review, Mia 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.