Raj Chakrapani lived in Myanmar as a teacher for the US Department of State and served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania and Liberia. He received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. At Iowa he wrote his collection of poems Brown People with Colonial Histories and his MFA thesis on Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene. He also took classes in experimental film and translation. He recently completed a series of short films that explore his family video archives and communities with shifting perspectives of home. His poems are placed or forthcoming in Lana Turner, Speculative City, Word Thug, Sequestrum and http://Crevice.ro. The first part of his trilogy of films will be published on Triquarterly this summer and the rest are available on youtube. He writes interviews for The Rumpus and recently interviewed the novelist SJ Sindu.