Complete Publication List

Full Length Collections

  1. Letters to a Young Brown Girl. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, Ltd., 2020.
  2. Invocation to Daughters. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2017.
  3. To Love as Aswang. San Francisco: Philippine American Writers and Artists, 2015.
  4. Diwata. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions Ltd., 2010.
  5. Poeta en San Francisco. Kaneohe, HI: Tinfish Press, 2005.
  6. Gravities of Center. San Francisco: Arkipelago Books Publishing, 2003.


  1. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted 3 (editor)Chicago, Locofo Chaps, 2017.
  2. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted 2 (editor)Chicago, Locofo Chaps, 2017.
  3. Nevertheless, #ShePersisted (editor)Chicago, Locofo Chaps, 2017.
  4. Puñeta: Political Pilipinx Poetry Volume 2 (editor). Chicago, Locofo Chaps, 2017.
  5. For the City That Nearly Broke Me. San Antonio: Aztlán Libre Press, 2012.
  6. Cherry. Brooklyn: Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008.
  7. Easter Sunday. San Francisco: Ypolita Press, 2008.


  1. The Achieve of, the mastery : Filipino poetry and verse from English, mid-’90s to 2016 : the sequel to A habit of shores. Quezon City, Philippines: University of the Philippines Press, 2018.
  2. American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement. Middletwon, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2018.
  3. Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing From California. SF: Outpost19, 2017.
  4. A TransPacific Poetics. Brooklyn: Litmus Press, 2017.
  5. The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2017.
  6. Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands. SF: Aunt Lute Books, 2016.
  7. Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences, and Writing in America. Pittsburgh: Black Lawrence Press, 2015.
  8. Till the Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry. Knoxville: Sundress Publications, 2015.
  9. Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing. Denver: Counterpath Press, 2014.
  10. Kwento: Lost Things: An Anthology of New Philippine Myths. SF: Carayan Press, 2014.
  11. Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.
  12. A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Akron: University of Akron Press, 2012.
  13. A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012.
  14. A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism. Oakland: ChainLinks, 2011.
  15. Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010.
  16. Field of Mirrors: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers. SF: Philippine American Writers and Artists, 2008.
  17. Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women. SF: Asian American Women Artists Association, 2007.
  18. Zoland Poetry: An Annual of Poems, Translations, and Interviews Volume One. Hanover, NH: Zoland Books, 2007.
  19. Sawi: Funny Essays, Stories, and Poems on All Kinds of Heartbreaks. Quezon City: Millflores Publishing, 2007.
  20. Bay Poetics. Newton, MA: Faux Press, 2006.
  21. Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, and Sluts. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005.
  22. Pinoy Poetics: A Collection Of Autobiographical And Critical Essays On Filipino And Filipino American Poetics. Saint Helena, CA: Meritage Press, 2004.
  23. 100 Love Poems: Philippine Love Poetry Since 1905. Quezon City, Philippines: University of the Philippines Press, 2004.
  24. Father Poems. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2004.
  25. Espiritu Santi: The Strange Life and Even Stranger Legacy of Santiago Bose. Manila: Water Dragon, 2004.
  26. Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers. Pittsburgh: Rattlecat Press, 2003.
  27. Going Home to a Landscape: Writing by Filipinas. Corvalis, OR: Calyx Books, 2003.
  28. Not Home, But Here: Writing From The Filipino Diaspora. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2003.
  29. InvAsian: Asian Sisters Represent. SF: Asian Women United, 2003.
  30. Eros Pinoy: An Anthology of Contemporary Erotica in Philippine Art and Poetry. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2001.
  31. Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers. SF: Aunt Lute Books, 2000.

Journals, Magazines, Periodicals (Print and Online).

  1. 2nd Avenue Poetry: “in slivers,” “Hummingbird Diwata,” “the true color of the sea,” “the true color of the sea 2,” “incantation: for the sea.”
  2. Achiote Seeds: “Some [disjunctive] notes on avant-garde, narrative convention, feminism, desire, and ambivalence.”
  3. Action Yes 2: “Selvedge,” “she laments unnumbered losses,” “(t)here,” “Eve Speaks,” “Eve Speaks 2.”
  4. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology 6: “10 F Philippines.”
  5. Amber Flora: “Brown Girl Glossary of Terms.”
  6. Amerarcana 1: “Medicine Song,” “Tocaya,” “Aswang.”
  7. American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets 31: “dear love, the time is near,” “[elegy for the colonel],” “Filipino Names.”
  8. Apogee Journal: “Ghost.”
  9. Arroyo Literary Review 3: “When She Asks.”
  10. Asian Pacific American Journal 12:1: “Your Absence in Saint Helena.”
  11. As Us 4: “To Spit Fire.”
  12. Barzakh 1: Excerpts of For the City That Nearly Broke Me.
  13. Bellingham Review 78: “Air.”
  14. Beltway Poetry Quarterly 13:1: “My California.”
  15. Best American Poetry Blog: “Brown Girl Sings Whalesong.”
  16. Blue Fifth Review: “[kundiman],” “[objet d’art: exhibition of beauty in art loft victorian claw tub],” “[diwata taga ilog at dagat],” “[hulaan],” “[on viewing subjective catastrophe].”
  17. BorderSenses 14: “We Spoken Here 2.”
  18. BorderSenses 15: “Accessories.”
  19. Boxcar Poetry Review 1: “Eve’s Aubade.”
  20. Boxcar Poetry Review 3: “Having Been Cast, Eve Implores.”
  21. Brooklyn Rail: Excerpts of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.
  22. Can We Have Our Ball Back 10: “Tenderly,” “Coils,” “Topography.”
  23. Chain 12: “E-dialogue Over Bitter Chocolate.”
  24. Connotations Press 2015.05: “To Pierce the Heart,” “To Remember Something from Long Ago,” “To Have Come Here.”
  25. Crate 2: “She Laments Unnumbered Losses.”
  26. Delirious Hem: “Wisdom’s Rebuke.”
  27. Eleven Eleven 5: “Accessories,” “Worry,” “Corpse Eater.”
  28. Eleven Eleven 18: “To Fear Losing Oneself.”
  29. Entropy Magazine: “To Emigrate (Patriarch Parable),” “To Be a Runaway Daughter, Not the Much-Desired Son,” “To be Bound.”
  30. Fairy Tale Journal: “Duyong” #1-5.
  31. Filipinas Magazine 3:32: “Home Again.”
  32. Fourteen Hills 15:1: “Pakikisama.”
  33. Generations: A Journal of Ideas and Images 3: “Where Did Your Mother Live.”
  34. Hambone 20: “When She Answers.”
  35. Hambone 22: “Brown Girl Epistolaries.”
  36. Hinchas de Poesía 18: “Gloria Patri,” “Orasyon.”
  37. HOW2 2:4: “galleon prayer (pilipinas to petatlán),” “a compendium of angels,” “diwata taga ilog at dagat.”
  38. Interlope 7: “In Paradise,” “Now Showing,” “Arithmetic.”
  39. Interlope 8: “Anthropologic.”
  40. In the Grove: “A Genesis of We, Cleaved.”
  41. Kartika Review 7: “One Question, Several Answers.”
  42. Kweli Journal: “Black Jesus 2,” “Ventana.”
  43. Lantern Review 1: “Black Jesus,” “For Al Robles.”
  44. Local Nomad 1: “To Fear the Self,” “To Slaver.”
  45. Maganda 16: “Anthropologic,” “Untitled War Poem #1,” “Brown Man’s Burden,” “In Paradise.”
  46. Maganda 17: “Lullaby in SoMa for Paloma,” “Galleon Prayer,” “Visitation,” “Lakas Sambayan 2003.”
  47. Maganda 31: “Brown Girl Consumed,” “Brown Girl Manifesto.”
  48. Marías at Sampaguitas, “Brown Girl Breaking,” excerpts from “Brown Girl Beginning.”
  49. Marsh Hawk Press Review: “Love Poem Written in the Golden State.”
  50. Matter Monthly 11:  “To Fork the Tongue,” “To Bless the Meek,” “To Give It to God,” “To Recite Tita Bruja’s Credo.”
  51. Melancholia’s Tremulous Dreadlocks 6: “in the city, she collects confession,” “in the city, she transcribes, a composite of impossible lovers,” “Harana for Eve,” “Harana for Eve 2.”
  52. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US 35:2: “polyglot incantation,” “In the City, a New Congregation Finds Her.”
  53. MiPoesias 2006: Excerpts from Poeta en San Francisco, “Parable.”
  54. MiPoesias 2007: “Epistolary,” “The Fire Around Which We All Gather,” “(t)here,” “The Bamboo’s Insomnia,” “The Bamboo’s Insomnia 2,” “Killer of Ferdinand Magellan,” “We Spoken Here,” and “Upland Dance.”
  55. Monolid 3:1: “Tenderly.”
  56. Muse Apprentice Guild: “Why I Have No Paintings on These Walls,” “Flow,” “Foretellings,” “Untitled War Poem #1,” “Still,” “Found in Kearney’s Voice,” “Unveiling,” “Sonnet #7: Silver,” “Embers,” “Bones Poem #2.”
  57. New American Writing 24: Excerpts of Diwata.
  58. New England Review 39:4: Excerpt of “Brown Girl Mixtape.”
  59. New York Times Magazine, ‘Track: “A Girl in Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing),” Romeo Void (1984).’
  60. nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts 3: “The Siren’s Song,” “Lullaby in SoMa for Paloma,” “Puso.”
  61. North American Review 289:3-4: “Requite.”
  62. North American Review 298:2: “The Expat Speaks of Memory.”
  63. Notre Dame Review 24: “Again, She Tells the First Story,” “Estuary 2.”
  64. Octopus Magazine 8 : “Estuary,” “Cherry,” “Pink.”
  65. Origins Journal 1:2: “To Understand the Current State of Things,”
  66. Origins Journal Online: “To Pray to the Goddess of Lost Things.”
  67. Our Own Voice: “Benilda Becomes an American.”
  68. Pacific Review: “Manila Mango.”
  69. Parthenon West Review 4: Excerpts of Poeta en San Francisco.
  70. Pilgrimage Magazine 40:3: Excerpts of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.
  71. Places Journal: Excerpts of Poeta en San Francisco.
  72. Poetry 204:2: “To Love as Aswang,” “To Be Walang Hiya.”
  73. Poetry Society of America: “An Apology.”
  74. Poets & Artists 2:6: “Tocaya.”
  75. Poets Against the War: “The Faithful.”
  76. Prairie Schooner 90:4: “Consume.”
  77. Rigorous: Excerpts of “Brown Girl Mixtape.”
  78. San Francisco Chronicle: “The Gospel of Juana de la Cruz.”
  79. Shampoo Poetry 11: “Olive Oil.”
  80. Shifter Magazine 2:1: “[prayer to san francisco de asís],” “[why choose pilipinas?]” “[why choose pilipinas, remix],” “(ā – zhə – fīl).”
  81. So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art: “Some Guidelines for Women,” “The Gospel of Juana de la Cruz,” “Apocryphal.”
  82. South Dakota Review 52.2: “Invocation to Daughters,” “Invocation to Daughters 2,” “She Is.”
  83. Southern Humanities Review 50:1-2: “To Spend and Be Spent”
  84. Switchback 6: “Hole,” “War Sonnet,” “Lullaby.”
  85. Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry 17: “Penumbra,” “Lunacy,” “Feral.”
  86. The Brown Orient: “Brown Girl Looks in the Mirror,” “Brown Girl Mixtape Track: ‘US,’ by Ruby Ibarra, feat. Rocky Rivera, Klassy, and Faith Santilla (2017).”
  87. The Drunken Boat: Excerpts of Diwata.
  88. The Margins: “The Day.”
  89. The November 3rd Club: “Black Jesus Speaks to Typhoon.”
  90. The Raven Chronicles: A Journal of Art, Literature, and the Spoken Word 22: “Dove.”
  91. The Rumpus: “The Great Wave,” “To Proceed, You Must First Understand,” “To Sell Sweetie,” “The Night Manny Pacquiao KO’ed Oscar de la Hoya.”
  92. Times New Roman: Poets Oppose 21st Century Empire, Nth Position: “Cathedral.”
  93. Tinfish 13: “Notes From a Forum on the Pilipino American Context of Urban Development,” “No Longing.”
  94. Tinfish 19: “A Chorus of Villagers Sing a Song from Another Time Now Only a Memory,” “She: Chant/Fragments.”
  95. Vector 4: “Mythos.”
  96. Versal 3: “Manila Mango.”
  97. Wheelhouse Magazine: “The Building of ‘Anthropologic’.”
  98. White Whale Review 2:2: “One Question, Several Answers 2.”
  99. Womb Poetry 1: “In the City, a New Congregation Finds Her,” “Having Been Cast, Eve Implores 2.”
  100. Word Riot: “[ave maria],” excerpts from Diwata.
  101. World Literature Today (Autumn 2019), Excerpt from “Brown Girl Mixtape.”
  102. XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics 18: “Notes on an Untitled Manuscript in Progress.”
  103. XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics 20: “On Feminism, Women of Color,  Poetics, and Reticence.”

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