JL Kato is a native of Japan who was adopted by an American serviceman and his Japanese bride. As a child, he became so assimilated into American culture that, to this day, he doesn't know how to handle chopsticks. His poems have appeared in The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Flying Island, Country Feedback, Paterson Literary Review, Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, and A Cocoon for the Pages: Matrix Anthology. He lives in Indiana, where he works as an editor.
Shadows Set in Concrete won the poetry prize for Best Books of Indiana 2011.
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