Janelle Tan is a poet and essayist. Born and raised in Singapore, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at New York University. Poems appear or are forthcoming in Anomaly, Up the Staircase Quarterly, The Boiler, Winter Tangerine, Bone Bouquet, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Web Editor for Washington Square Review and reads for Perugia Press. She received a 2018 Academy of American Poets Prize, and graduated with highest honors in English and Philosophy from Smith College. The only heaven she believes in is a basket of soup dumplings. She lives in Brooklyn.