"Her examinations of self and family speak to the experiences of generations of Filipino-Americans, and even at its most specific the book is shot through with shades of the universal. The language is striking, creating a sense of control and poise in a story that is fractured, uncertain, and haunted by the unknown. San Jose isn't often known as a hub for literature, but Like a Solid to a Shadow might just start to change that."

by Mike Huguenor, San Jose Metroctive

Flowers for Sale


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Janice partnered with the Santa Clara County Library District to create the county's Youth Poet Laureate Program. With a grant and fellowship support from the Academy of American Poets, Janice will host literary events, put together a team of organizers and judges, organize and host writing workshops to create a space for youth writers in the county.


A podcast about BIPOC poems, pop culture, and the planets. And also, politics. 

2 Pinays telling stories about and in relation to astrology = Pinaystrology

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In Summer 2020, the United States once again reckoned with its history and reality of state-sanctioned violence. Project 846 was a local, small act of resistance borne from years of community organizing experiences where Janice and her husband organized their neighbors and friends. They held a small, COVID-19 public health compliant local rally everyday for 46 days (George Floyd's age) for at least 8 minutes and 46 seconds (the length of time it took police officer Derek Chauvin to murder Floyd). The daily protest is documented here.


Sunday Jump is a community open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. Express not impress. Free speech not hate speech. Poetry, music, and more.

Janice co-founded the space with poets Stephanie Sajor and Eddy M. Gana, Jr.