Kanya Lai is an English teacher at Nashville School of the Arts. She spends her summers traveling to exciting locales, where she usually volunteers in underprivileged schools and/or orphanages. Some of her favorite things are coffee, classical music, fashion, and yoga. Her work has appeared in Little Laos on the Prairie, and Bakka Magazine.
Here's a 2009 performance she gave of some of her poetry in Tennessee as part of the L.A.O. culture night: