Kenji C. Liu

Kenji Liu, a 2015 Kundi fellow, reads “How to be an Orange” and “Tree of Heaven.”

Kenji C. Liu ( is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey living in Southern California. A Pushcart Prize nominee and first runner-up finalist for the Poets & Writers 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, his writing is in or forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Collagist, Barrow Street Journal, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, Best American Poetry's blog, and many others. His poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. A three-time VONA alum and recipient of a Djerassi Resident Artist Program fellowship, his full-length poetry book is currently searching for a home. He is a poetry editor emeritus of Kartika Review.