Winner: Notes from the Birth Year by Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Notes from the Birth Year is the official winner of Bateau’s 2021/2022 BOOM Chapbook contest. Out of a big ole batch of amazing manuscripts, Mia’s just kept rising. We really loved it. We can’t wait to work with Mia. We can’t wait to get this chapbook into people’s hands. We can’t wait to launch it at AWP Bookfair 2022 in Philly.  



Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Isako Isako, a California Book Award finalist and winner of the Alice James Award, the Nautilus Gold Award, a National Indie Excellence Award, and a Maine Literary Award. She is a Kundiman fellow and founding editor of Lantern Review, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Yale Review, Indiana Review, and The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit. She tends a hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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