Kalani Padilla (they/she) is a Filipino-American and Kama’aina poet from Mililani, Hawai’i. Kalani holds degrees in English, Film & Visual Narratives (B.A.) and Theology (M.A.) from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Currently, Kalani tends home in Missoula, Montana — an MFA candidate, pastry chef, river rat, and yogi. Kalani’s poems and short stories can be found Bamboo Ridge Press, Waxwing, Waterwheel, Figure 1, and with the Academy of American Poets — as well as in various, nondescript public bathroom stalls across the Intermountain West region.
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