Taka Okubo is an award-winning fiction writer. A graduate of Princeton with a philosophy degree, he holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Indiana University. His poetry and stories have been published by Beloit Poetry Journal, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine, and Day One (available on Amazon). His works, both fiction and poetry, have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. On top of 5 years of private tutoring experience, he has taught both creative writing and composition classes at Indiana University for three years.