Anjoli Roy is a creative writer, editor, instructor, PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and–most recently–radio DJ for KTUH FM on her Tuesday night show called “It’s Lit with PhDJ” from nine p.m. to midnight HST. Her creative writing has appeared in online and print literary journals and edited collections, including most recently Demeter Press’s anthology Borderlands & Crossroads: Writing the Motherland, Dămfīno, Hawaiʻi Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Kore Press’s Poem of the Week, Kweli, Middle Planet, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, Slink Chunk Press, and Spiral Orb.
Anjoli is from Pasadena, California. She is a mashi to six, a godmother to one, and is the last of her parents’ three girls. She loves cats, surfing with friends or alone, and the rain that she oftentimes wakes up to in Pālolo Valley.