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Lisa Haag Kang is a poet, essayist, freelance writer, and craft designer who also teaches writing and a variety of civilization courses at the college level. She lives in Missouri with her husband, four children, three dogs, two birds, and the occasional hamster.
Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Hayden’s Ferry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Spillway, The Lyric, The Lindenwood Review, The Examined Life, and others. In addition, her poetry chapbook, Recombinant Loves, was a runner-up in the 2012 Main Street Rag poetry chapbook contest. Another chapbook, A Benign Sort of Cannibalism, won the 2013 Clockwise poetry chapbook competition and will be released in the summer of 2015.
Her prose works have appeared in several anthologies and journals, and one essay, “On Sea Cucumbers and Flying Solo,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Lisa's children's writing tends to focus mainly on her first love: Asian History. She has been a contributor to Calliope, Dig, Hopscotch, Blaze, and Dig Into History. In addition, her original, multicultural crafts have appeared or are forthcoming in Highlights Magazine. She also visits classrooms, bringing crafts that teach students about worldwide cultures in fun, hands-on ways. She loves seeing the look on children’s faces when they learn something new, when they can’t wait to ask questions, and when they proudly share their creations.
Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (July 25, 2015)