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I am a critic, journalist, and poet as well as a coffee roasting apprentice for Alana’s Coffee.

Interests: Recently I’ve been thinking about coffee, contemporary religious studies, Korean literature, Marxism, photography, poetry, and Southern California history

Journey: I’ve bounced around a bit Brooklyn > Seoul > Calgary > Portland > Los Angeles

Publications: I’m a contributing writer at The Picture Professional and a frequent reviewer of East Asian literature and nonfiction at The Asian Review of Books. My criticism, journalism, and poetry has also appeared or is forthcoming in FlauntLos Angeles Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Open Letters MonthlyThe RumpusRain TaxiSalt Hill Journal, PsychCentralSkyd Magazine, and Words Without Borders

Connect: I enjoy email correspondence john.zeiser@gmail.com and tweeting @jwwz