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Photo Credit: Peter Dressel

I am a longtime Bay Area Pinay poet, author, and educator.

I teach Filipina Lit and Poetry community classes online, and I teach Pinay Lit, and Diasporic Filipina/o/x Lit as an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.

Cover image: “Gabriela Silang” by Mel Vera Cruz

Wanna Peek Into My Notebook?: Notes on Pinay Liminality (Paloma Press, 2022)

These critical and East Bay tender third world feminist lyrics model for us what it means to commit to the unglorified “work of arriving,” to care rigorously about craft, and to craft religiously a genuine care for community.

Begin 2022 with Filipina Poetry

Registration is open for online community class January 13 + 20, 2022.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for supporting an independent Pinay author, and the small presses that make it possible to get my work into community!

Agyamanac, maraming salamat po.