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EDUCATION

Mills College
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing in Fiction, 2011

University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Literatures in English, 1999

University of Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Literature and Maori Politics, 1998

PUBLICATIONS

Anthologies

2018 forthcoming “Under the Ivy,” Precipice: Writing on the Edge, Short Story
2016 “Nabokov in the Bathroom,” Circe’s Lament: Anthology of Wild Women Poetry, Accents Publishing, Poetry
2014 We Are Alive, The Most Incredible & Biggest Poem on Unity in the World: A California Poet Laureate Project by Juan Felipe Herrera, p. 35-38, Poetry
2010 “Rain Lesson,” Same Difference: New Voices of Asian Women Writers, London: J Publishing Company Ltd, Short Story

“Mother Leyte,” Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, San Francisco: Carayan Press, Poetry

2008 “Overseas Female Worker,” Field of Mirrors: Philippine Artists and Writers, Inc. Anthology, San Francisco: Carayan Press, Poetry

Literary Journals/Chapbooks

2017 Diversion” and “The Lover That Never Was,” Anti-Heroic Chic, Poetry

Blighted,” Mud Season Review, Issue No. 31, Creative Nonfiction

Stand Firmly in Our Truth,” Mud Season Review, Interviews

Oakland Muralist” and “Guava Picking,” Yes, Poetry, Poetry

2016 A Reunion of Military Wives,” Bottlecap Press, Poetry
2015 Room,” Literature for Life, Issue No. 3, Short Story

Massage,” As/Us, Issue No. 5 online, Creative Nonfiction

2014 “Were Different, Are Different,” Maganda Magazine: Community, Issue No. 27, Short Story

How My Grandparents Made Love in 1944,” As/Us, Decolonial Love, Issue No. 4, Poetry

2013 Queering the Straight Girl,” As/Us, Queer Issue, Creative Nonfiction
2012 “Sometime After 2 AM,” TAYO, Issue No. 4, Creative Nonfiction
2011 “Everyday Actions: Jobs,” Make/shift Magazine, Issue No. 10, Personal Essay
2010 “Excited About Wastebaskets,” Burner Magazine, Issue No. 2, Poetry

“On the Other Side of Somewhere,” Thirteenth Artists Against Rape: In Remembering, We Rise, Poetry

“Banana Leaves,” TAYO, Issue No. 2, Poetry

“Litany” and “On the Other Side of Somewhere,” Maganda Magazine: Our Resilience, Issue No. 23, Poetry

2009 “First Plane Ride,” TAYO, Issue No. 1, Poetry

“At the Request of the Beggar Children,” “To the Descendants of the Peasant Fighters,” “Tongue Fighters,” Maganda Magazine: Generate, Issue No. 22, Poetry

2008 “Sunday Morning,” Twelfth Artists Against Rape: Shedding the Skin of Shame, Bearing Our Bodies Truths, Poetry

“Silent Afternoon,” Our Truths: Pregnancy, Issue No. 5, Short Story

“Amica Curiae,” Maganda Magazine: Legal, Issue No. 21, Poetry

2007 “Sex Worker,” Speaking Truths: The Poetics of Defining Human Slavery, El Cerrito: Achiote Press, Poetry

“I Feel Like I,” Maganda Magazine: Our Activisms, Issue No. 20, Poetry

“Asking Permission to Bury the Dead,” Our Truths: Feelings About the Fetus, Issue No. 3, Poetry

READINGS/PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2017 “Two Aswang Discuss Dinner Plans,” DISQUIET, Open Mic, Poetry, Lisbon

“Mango,” “Room,” “Mother Leyte,” and “Veteran,” Poetry and Prose, Guest lecturer at Laney College with lecturer, Adrienne Oliver, Oakland

2016 Scriptorium Saturday, Open Mic, Poetry, Sacramento

Scriptorium Saturday, Spotlight Poet, Poetry and Prose, Sacramento

2015 Lark Readings at Studio Grand, Poetry, Oakland

LitCrawl, Poetry, San Francisco

2014 “Were Different, Are Different,” Short Story, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 27 Launch Reception, UC Berkeley

“Mother Leyte” and “How My Grandparents Made Love in 1944,” Poetry, Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco State University

“Elegy” and “Veteran,” Poetry, Babaylan: A Roundtable Discussion of Bay Area Filipino Women Writers, San Francisco

2013 “Unfurling the Frond,” Poetry, and “Being a Woman in the Barrio,” Short Story, The Music of the Word (La Palabra Musical), Berkeley

“Mother Leyte,” Poetry, and “Red Dot,” Short Story, Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco State University

2011 “Mother Leyte,” Poetry, Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco State University

“Rain Lesson,” Short Story, Final Graduate Reading, Mills College, Oakland

“Mother Leyte,” “First Plane Ride,” and “Vintage,” Poetry, Third Annual Filipino-American Cultural Arts Festival, San Lorenzo

“Mother Leyte,” “Overseas Female Worker,” “At the Request of the Beggar Children,” and “Tongue Fighters,” Poetry, Guest lecturer at City College of San Francisco with lecturer and performance artist, Aimee Suzara, and Walang Hiya Anthology editor, Roseli Ilano, San Francisco

“Mother Leyte,” “To the Descendants of the Peasant Fighters,” and “Tongue Fighters,” Poetry, Asian Pacific Islander Issues Conference (APIICON) Workshop: The Power of Diaspora Literature and Poetry, UC Berkeley

“Mother Leyte,” Poetry and “Rain Lesson,” Short Story, promoting Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, UC Santa Cruz

2010 “On the Other Side of Somewhere,” Poetry, Thirteenth Artists Against Rape: In Remembering, We Rise, Oakland

“Mother Leyte” and “Banana Leaves,” Poetry, promoting Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, St. Mary’s College, Moraga

“Mother Leyte” and “Massage,” Poetry, promoting Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice, San Francisco

2009 “Shelter” and “To the Descendants of the Peasant Fighters,” Poetry, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 23 Theme Unveiling Reception, UC Berkeley

“Shelter,” Poetry, Kearny Street Workshop: Eleventh Annual APAture: A Spotlight on Asian Pacific American Art, Literary Night, San Francisco

“First Plane Ride” and “Grand,” Poetry, TAYO, Issue No. 1 Launch Reception, Los Angeles

“Asking Permission to Bury the Dead,” Poetry, Pinay Poetics: Presentation and Roundtable, KAPWA Conference, San Francisco State University

“At the Request of the Beggar Children,” “To the Descendants of the Peasant Fighters,” and “Tongue Fighters,” Poetry, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 22 Launch Reception, UC Berkeley

2008 “Sunday Morning,” Poetry, Twelfth Artists Against Rape: Shedding the Skin of Shame, Bearing Our Bodies Truths, Project Artaud Theatre, San Francisco

“Amica Curiae,” Poetry, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 21 Launch Reception, UC Berkeley

“Overseas Female Worker” and “Conversation with Lolo in My Kitchen,” Poetry, promoting Field of Mirrors: Philippine Artists and Writers, Inc. Anthology, San Francisco

2007 “Sex Worker” and “Overseas Female Worker,” Poetry, Out of TimeSpace: Critical Dialogues on Visuality & Alterity Symposium, UC Berkeley

Waterbabies, Film Screening & Panel Discussion with filmmaker Lina Hoshino and panelists: Deborah Lee, Maria Nakae, and Elsa Valmidiano (representing Exhale), discussing Japanese ritual of addressing abortion, the API reproductive justice movement, and Exhale (a national post-abortion talkline), Kearny Street Workshop: 9th Annual APAture, San Francisco

“I Feel Like I,” Poetry, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 20 Launch Reception, UC Berkeley

AWARDS AND HONORS

Short-listed for the DISQUIET Literary Prize in Nonfiction for “Wait,” Tuition Scholarship Award, sponsored by the DISQUIET International Literary Program, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017

Finalist for the International Literary Awards Penelope Niven Prize in Creative Nonfiction for “Blighted,” sponsored by the Salem College Center for Women Writers, 2017

Finalist for the International Literary Awards Rita Dove Prize in Poetry for “Guava Picking,” sponsored by the Salem College Center for Women Writers, 2016

Long-listed for the Short Memoir Prize for “Wait,” sponsored by Fish Publishing, Co Cork, Ireland, 2016

Short-listed for the Ivy Terasaka Short Story Competition for “The Mad Aunt,” Global Filipino Literary Awards, sponsored by Our Own Voice, 2008

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Fiction Editor, As/Us, 2017

 

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