53 minutes | Jan 11th 2018

The How, The Why: 189 – Neelanjana Banerjee, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang

A live recording of our educational podcast The How, The Why with Neelanjana Banerjee, Anelise Chen and Q.M. Zhang. Neelanjana Banerjee is the Managing Editor of Kaya Press; assistant editor with the Los Angeles Review of Books; instructor with artworxLA and Writing Workshops Los Angeles; journalist; co-editor of Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press); and writer whose works have appeared in anthologies such as Desilicious (Arsenal Press), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (HarperCollins India), and Breaking the Bow: Speculative Stories Inspired by the Ramayana (Zubaan Books), as well as in numerous magazines and journals such as PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, and Asian Pacific American Journal. Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir, and self help. She hails from Temple City, California, and received a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction from NYU. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, NPR, BOMB Magazine, The New Republic, VICE, Village Voice and many other publications. She has received fellowships from the
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