Lehua M. Taitano
Lehua M. Taitano, a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guahån (Guam), is a queer poet, writer and artist. She is the author of A Bell Made of Stones (poems, Tinfish Press, 2013), a chapbook of short fiction, appalachiapacific (University of Montana Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Merriam-Frontier Award, and a chapbook of poetry, Sonoma, (Drop Leaf Press, 2016). She has served as an APAture Featured Literary Artist (Kearny Street Workshop) and as a contributing Kuwentuhan poet (The Poetry Center at SFSU). Taitano currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator on the Executive Board of the Thinking Its Presence: Race, Literary and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference.