Our first contributor highlight of the year is here!
Xiaoly Li had her pieces Portrait of a Woman and You are a Mountain published in Pensive Issues 3 and 5 respectively.
A 2022 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant in Poetry and published twice in Pensive, Li is a poet and photographer in Massachusetts. Prior to writing poetry, she published stories in a selection of Chinese newspapers. Her photography, which has been shown and sold in galleries in Boston, often accompanies her poems.
Her poetry has recently appeared in Spillway, American Journal of Poetry, PANK, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua, Rhino, Cold Mountain Review, J Journal and elsewhere; and in several anthologies. She has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and a Pushcart Prize. Xiaoly received her Ph.D. in EE from WPI and her Masters in CS from Tsinghua University in China.