Addie Tsai was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been the recipient of scholarships for the Indiana University Writer’s Conference and Tin House’s Summer Literary Seminars Contest, as well as a nomination for the Pushcart Prize. Her manuscript of poems, and in its place— was finalist in Four Way Books’ Larry Levis Prize. Her writing has been published in Post Road Magazine, BORN Magazine, NOON: A Journal of the Short Poem, Caketrain, Forklift, Ohio, American Letters & Commentary, and Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian-American Women’s Poetry, among others. Her photography has been shown at Box 13, Fotofest, and Watson Gallery. She was co-conceiver for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s production of Victor Frankenstein, and narrative collaborator with their production of Camille Claudel. She has taught Personal Essay writing with Inprint, Inc., a nationally-recognized, literary arts nonprofit organization, and currently teaches Composition and Literature at Houston Community College, where she also is coordinator of a poetry series called Literary Luminaries, which features nationally-recognized poets of color.