Summi Kaipa

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, "Ethnic Perspectives in English Literature," with Honors. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 1997. Minor: Creative Writing

M.F.A. Creative Writing, Poetry, The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City, IA, May 1999, Advisors: Lyn Hejinian, Marvin Bell, Jorie Graham

Summi Kaipa is the editor of Interlope, a journal focused on publishing innovative writing by Asian Americans. Her work has appeared in Tinfish, Kenning, Tool A Magazine, Rain Taxi, and Rhizome. A chapbook titled The Epics, which explores her sense of cultural heritage via the great epic poem, The Mahabharata, is available from Leroy press.

Summi Kaipa lives among the minor rock stars of San Francisco on Albion Street, currently known for its sweet, ever-wafting aroma of piss.

The Epics

The Pushed Zeal

From the Fore-Cast, or Some Ob-scene Dare

Selections from Of Monsters and Muses (a work in progress

CLMP Newswire Archives

Insiders' Guide 2000


Interlope --about the Editor

Meritage Press

Tom Bolling's home page