Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, Home, No Home, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Another short collection, Silver Seasons of Heartache, was released by Glass Lyre Press. She is working on her graphic poetry collection, which will be published by Tupelo Press. Currently, she is a RHINO fellow, and recently established the Well.Fed.Artist movement with Catherine Cowie.