Tina Yang, born of Los Angeles, grew up in a Buddhist monastery in Northern California where her mother became a nun in 1987. She attended UCLA School of Film & Television where she majored in documentary filmmaking and graduated with her BA in 2004. Since then Tina has studied with “poet noir” Suzanne Lummis & is currently enrolled in the Poets at Work workshop, headed by Terry Wolverton. Tina is looking forward to publishing her first chapbook from Arroyo Seco Press in late 2015.
Her poem, ” Russell Brand, He Looks Like Jesus But He Ain’t,” appeared on this blog on May 16, 2015.
Tina will receive a $25 honorarium for the prize. We encourage readers to be inspired by the process and play along. Each month, we’ll award one $25 prize for the best reader poem we receive.