Alan Chong Lau

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Alan Chong Lau (born July 11, 1948) is an American poet, and artist.[1]


Lau was born in Oroville, California and grew up in Paradise, California. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Art. He serves as Arts Editor for the International Examiner.[2] His art is represented at the Francine Seders Gallery.[3] He lives in Seattle, Washington.[4]


  • 1981 American Book Award
  • Creative Artist Fellowship for Japan from the Japan-US Friendship Commission
  • National Endowment for the Arts and the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government
  • Artists Grant from Seattle Arts Commission
  • Publications Grant from King County Arts Commission
  • Special Projects Grant from the California Arts Council


  • no hurry (Cash Machine, 2007)
  • Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal. University of Hawai'i Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-8248-2323-8.
  • Songs For Jadina. Greenfield Review Press. 1980. ISBN 978-0-912678-43-6.
  • Garrett Kaoru Hongo; Alan Chong Lau; Lawson Fusao Inada (1978). The Buddha Bandits Down Highway 99. Buddhahead Press.



  1. ^ "Alan Chong Lau". Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ "The International Examiner – Staff". Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2009-10-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Alan Chong Lau". Retrieved 19 September 2015.

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