Publications

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PUBLICATIONS

Books

2020 We Are No Longer Babaylan, Minnesota State University Moorhead: New Rivers Press, Lyrical Prose and Essay Collection

Anthologies

2020 forthcoming “Room,” Literature for Life: Selected Writings, Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo
2019 “Blighted,” What God Is Honored Here: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color, University of Minnesota Press, Creative Nonfiction

“From a Piece of Bamboo,” Loon Magic and Other Night Sounds, Dyer: Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild, Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo

2018 “Under the Ivy,” Precipice: Writing on the Edge, Boulder: McNaughton & Gunn, Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo
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
2007 “Sex Worker,” Speaking Truths: The Poetics of Defining Human Slavery, El Cerrito: Achiote Press, Poetry

Literary Journals

2021 forthcoming “A Review of Marcelina by Jean Vengua,” Poetry Northwest, Book Review
2020 forthcoming “Grand,” “Eden,” and “Development with Mother,” Marías at Sampaguitas, Issue “Mahal: Who We Are, What It Cost Us, and How We Love,” Poetry

A Review of No Saints by Keana Aguila Labra,” The Collidescope, Book Review

We Are No Longer Babaylan: An Interview with Elsa Valmidiano,” Anti-Heroin Chic, Issue “Gathering,” Interview

“Manananggal,” Canthius (Canada), Issue 8, Flash Creative Nonfiction

Gingerbread Woman,” Trampset, Poetry

“Giving Birth in a Time of War,” Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal, Issue 6, Flash Essay

Filipinx American Spotlight: Interview with Elsa Valmidiano,” Marías at Sampaguitas, Interview

2019 Bad Pro-Choicer,” Anomaly, Issue No. 29, “Outside Roe” feature folio, Personal Essay

“Sex in the Icy Kingdom” and “Like a Crime,” Aotearotica (New Zealand), Vol. 6, Poetry

“Commuting” and “Elevator Doors,” Local Nomad, Issue: Temp Nation, Poetry

2018 “Reincarnate” and “Two Aswang Discuss Dinner Plans,” Northridge Review, Issue No. 42.1, Poetry

Every Possible Scenario,” Memoir Magazine, #Guns and People, Creative Nonfiction

Tbilisi,” Cosmonauts Avenue, 4th Anniversary Issue, Creative Nonfiction

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

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

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

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, Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo

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

2014 “Were Different, Are Different,” Maganda Magazine: Community, Issue No. 27, Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo

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/Academic Essay
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 “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

2020 We Are No Longer Babaylan, Excerpt from Essay Collection, to launch Keana Aguila Labra’s chapbook, No Saints, alongside poets Christian Aldana Sanders and Joseph Schwarkopf, hosted by Lazy Adventurer Publishing

We Are No Longer Babaylan, Excerpt from Essay Collection, to launch Veronica Montes’ chapbook, The Conquered Sits at the Bus Stop, Waiting, alongside authors Alan Chazaro and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, Daly City Public Library Virtual Bookfest

2019 “From a Piece of Bamboo,” Novel Excerpt, Loon Magic and Other Night Sounds, Launch Reception, Sulzer Library Auditorium, Chicago
2018 “Two Aswang Discuss Dinner Plans” and “Guava Picking,” Poetry, Northridge Review, Issue No. 42.1 Launch Reception, Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium, Cal State Northridge

“Two Aswang Discuss Dinner Plans” and “Guava Picking,” Poetry, Summer Literary Seminars, Open Mic, Writers’ House/მწერალთა სახლი, Tbilisi, Georgia

“Room,” Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo, and “When a Baby Immigrates,” Poetry, Literature for Life Guest Lecturer at Foshay Learning Center, Grades 10 & 11, with facilitator/In-Schools Program Coordinator Angelina Coppola and teacher Patrick ODonnel, Los Angeles

2017 “Two Aswang Discuss Dinner Plans,” Poetry, DISQUIET International Literary Program, Open Mic, Centro Nacional de Cultura, Lisbon, Portugal

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

2016 “Clearing Hurdles,” “This Way to the Devil’s Playground,” and “Guava Picking,” Poetry, Scriptorium Saturday with Jen Palmares Meadows, Open Mic, Ella K. McClatchy Library, Sacramento

Scriptorium Saturday, Spotlight Poet, Robbie Waters Library, Poetry and Prose, Sacramento

2015 Lark Readings at Studio Grand with Jen Palmares Meadows and Rose Booker, Poetry, Oakland

“F*ck Johnny Depp and His 29-Year-Old Wife,” LitCrawl with Jen Palmares Meadows, Von Torres, Barbara Jane Reyes, James Bautista, and Janice Sapigao, Elixir Bar, Poetry, San Francisco

2014 “Were Different, Are Different,” Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo, Maganda Magazine, Issue No. 27 Launch Reception, UC Berkeley

“Mother Leyte” and “How My Grandparents Made Love in 1944,” Poetry, Guest Speaker at San Francisco State University for Philippine Literature class, with lecturer Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales: A Reading and Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco

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

2013 “Unfurling the Frond,” Poetry, and “Being a Woman in the Barrio,” Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo, The Music of the Word (La Palabra Musical) in collaboration with Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA), Berkeley

“Mother Leyte,” Poetry, and “Red Dot,” Novel Excerpt from From a Piece of Bamboo, Guest Speaker at San Francisco State University for Philippine Literature class, with lecturer Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales: A Reading and Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco

2011 “Mother Leyte,” Poetry, Guest Speaker at San Francisco State University for Philippine Literature class, with lecturer Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales: A Reading and Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, San Francisco

“Rain Lesson,” Short Story, Final Graduate Reading of MFA candidates, 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 Speaker at City College of San Francisco for Poetry for the People class, 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: A Reading and Roundtable with poets and writers of the Walang Hiya Anthology, 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, First Congregational Church, 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 Public Library

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 Public Library

2007 “Sex Worker” and “Overseas Female Worker,” Poetry, closing event for 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

Honorable Mention for Best of the Net for “Gingerbread Woman,” by Trampset, 2020

Editors’ Choice selection from the 2018 Many Voices Project competition in Prose for We Are No Longer Babaylan, sponsored by New Rivers Press, 2019

Finalist for the Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction for “Stone,” sponsored by The Chattahoochee Review, 2019

Pushcart Prize nominee for “Blighted,” nominated by Mud Season Review, 2018

Short-listed for the Nonfiction Prize for “Tbilisi,” sponsored by Cosmonauts Avenue judged by Ocean Vuong, 2018

Best of the Net nominee for “Blighted,” nominated by Mud Season Review, 2018

Runner-Up in #Guns and People Essay contest for “Every Possible Scenario,” sponsored by Memoir Magazine, 2018

Short-listed for #MeToo Essay contest for “After the Funeral,” sponsored by Memoir Magazine, 2018

SLS Contest Fellowship Recipient, sponsored by Summer Literary Seminars, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018

Finalist for the Wilt Chapbook Prize in Creative Nonfiction for “Wait,” sponsored by Lightning Key Review, 2018

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

PROGRAMS/SEMINARS/FELLOWSHIPS

Poetry with Ariana Reines, Prose and Poetry (mixed genre) with Jenny Zhang, Summer Literary Seminars, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018

Poetry with Denise Duhamel, DISQUIET International Literary Program, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Fiction Editor, As/Us, 2017

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