Cameron Quan Louie lives in Tucson, where he serves on the board of directors with POG: Poetry in Action. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has worked with Wave Books, and he has thumbs-upped some poems on Submittable for The Seattle Review. As a recipient of the Bill and Ruth True Family Prize, Cameron collaborated with visual artist Ryna Frankel in the 2016 Multiplying Mediums Fellowship. Cameron’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he received the 2017 McLeod-Grobe Prize for Poetry. You can find his recent poems, prose, and erasures in Hobart, The Gravity of the Thing, Duende, jubilat, Timber, Sonora Review, The Spectacle, Fourth Genre, Quarterly West, and The Margins, among others.
If you ever meet Cameron in the wild, here are some helpful tips: he doesn’t mind small talk, especially if it’s about the weather, which he thinks is worthy of our admiration and will probably be nice next week. He will juggle, perform feats of strength, or whistle a merry tune for you if you give him grapefruit flavored La Croix. He wants to know about that Podcast you love, that movie you hate—hot takes, in general, are welcome. He likes feelings, grey sweaters, and riding bicycles at night.