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 Flaunt, Los Angeles Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Open Letters Monthly, The Rumpus, Rain Taxi, Salt Hill Journal, Sonora Review, PsychCentral, Skyd Magazine, and Words Without Borders
Connect: I enjoy email correspondence. john DOT zeiser AT gmail.