Contributors / February 2011 (Issue 13)

Jeffrey Thomas Leong
ImageJeffrey Thomas Leong's poems have appeared in Crab Orchard, Cimarron Review, Flyway, Bamboo Ridge, Manzanita, Asian Pacific American Journal, nycBigCityLit, and other publications. He received his B.A. in Asian American Studies and his J.D., both from the University of California, Berkeley. In his writing, Leong explores the mysteries of Chinese immigration to California, including his parents from Guangdong province. His father spoke four dialects of Cantonese, and Leong spoke the Zhongshan city dialect fluently until attending kindergarten and public school. He relearned Cantonese (Guangzhou city dialect) while attending UC Berkeley. He lives with his wife and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Read]

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