This week we welcome back Kenji Liu as our guest blogger. Kenji is a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey. His writing arises from his work as an activist, educator, artist, and cultural worker. His poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes (Finishing Line Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. His writing has appeared in RHINO Poetry, Generations, Kweli Journal, Doveglion Press and elsewhere. He has received a Pushcart nomination and is working on a full-length collection of poetry, prose and visual art. Kenji is the poetry editor at Kartika Review. Find out more about Kenji here. Follow him on Twitter @kenjicliu.