mai c. doan is a queer, mixed-race poet and writer from Southern California. She has published and performed her work through the National Queer Arts Festival, Entropy Magazine, Mixed Up!: A Zine about Mixed Race Queer and Feminist Experience, RADAR Productions, and more. She holds an MFA from Mills College, where she attended as a Community Engagement Fellow. water/tongue (Omnidawn, 2019), her first full-length poetry collection, is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award nominee. She lives on Tiwa Land (Albuquerque, NM) with her dog, Story.