Among the writers who made the cut for this issue are Joy Panigabutra-Roberts, Mark Rich, Lisa Marie, Ching-In Chen, Juanita Sayaovong Vang, Robert Subiaga, Michael Janairo, YiWei Huang and Kath Abela Wilson, Neil Weston, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Kev Minh Allen, Tom T. Nguyen, Sery Bounphasaysonh, and WeiMing Dariotis.
As I point out in the introduction: "This issue contains the work of both established and emerging voices from across the country. We have poets who have roots in Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines; Hapa and Hmong voices. Several are transcultural adoptees, others have been immigrants or are the children of refugees. But in the final equation, each of them brought a distinctive voice and imaginative approach to their poetry. Some worked with the classic legends of old, others addressed futures that could be; others, well, that’s a surprise you’ll have to see for yourself."
A big thanks to the Science Fiction Poetry Association for giving me the opportunity to edit this issue.