Jasmine An is a queer, third generation Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. Before graduating from Kalamazoo College in 2015, she also spent time in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her chapbook, Naming the No-Name Woman, was published as the winner of the 2015 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize, and her second chapbook Monkey Was Here is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in 2017. She has been awarded residencies at the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Hedgebrook, and her work can be found in HEArt, Stirring, Menacing Hedge, Anthropoid Collective and Southern Humanities Review, among others. Her forever muse is Sun Wukong the Monkey King. Currently, she lives in Chiang Mai continuing her study of the Thai language and urban resilience to climate change, and waiting for her neighbor’s pet monkey to let it slip that he is really Sun Wukong undercover.