Kien Lam is the author of “Extinction Theory,” winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series, selected by Kyle Dargan and out from the University of Georgia Press. He received his MFA from Indiana University and is the Kundiman SoCal co-chair. Poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, The Nation, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles where he most recently worked as a writer in esports for Riot Games. He also worked as a writer and producer on Players, a mockumentary following a fictional League of Legends team. He is currently working on a novel.



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