poet. writer. teacher

2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

artwork by Stephanie Castillo

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photo by Khang Nguyen

photo by Khang Nguyen

w/ Arlene Biala

Arlene was the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, 2018-2019

w/ previous Poets Laureate & the people who make it happen!

2/10/2020 SCCPL Appointment Ceremony

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photo by Gretchen Carvajal

for BRWLGRLZ earrings (brwngrlz.com)

to finally see "Sun Mad"

"Sun Mad" by Ester Hernandez @ Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL

to finally see "Sun Mad"

"Sun Mad" by Ester Hernandez @ Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL

Flyer for Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

Flyer for Sham-e-Ali Nayeem's book launch @ Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA

w/ Aileen & mgb!

w/ poet Julayne Lee!

w/ Christine!

Christine Abiba runs Pinay Liminality

w/ Lucy!

Lucy is an amazing writer, and one of my former students :)

w/ Monica!

Monica was my high school counselor who helped me get into college. 15 years after HS, she brought me on as a guest speaker to De Anza College in Cupertino, CA.

Michelle Peñaloza's book launch!

w/ Barbara Jane Reyes, me, Michelle Peñaloza, Aimee Suzara's mother, Aimee's son, Aimee Suzara, Lily Prijoles, and Lily's son

a selfie

taken in my mom and dad's kitchen

Winter 2016

at the Los Angeles book launch of microchips for millions, Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.

selfie

w/ Mike McGee

Mighty Mike McGee is the 2018-2019 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

w/ Lindsey!

Lindsey is a high school English teacher and friend who invited me to speak on and share my poetry with her students. Thank you for inviting me to Santa Clara HS!

Filipino Book Festival 2019

"Dear America" panel @ Filipino Book Festival 2019 w/ EJR David, Jan Henry Gray, Grace Talusan and Jose Antonio Vargas / San Francisco, CA / photo by Jaena Rae Cabrera

Michelle Peñaloza's book launch

w/ Michelle Peñaloza, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Aimee Suzara

w/ Jan-Henry Gray!

w/ Jan-Henry Gray @ Skyline College in San Bruno, CA

Filipino Book Festival 2019

"Dear America" panel @ Filipino Book Festival 2019 w/ EJR David, Jan Henry Gray, Grace Talusan and Jose Antonio Vargas; moderated by Janet Stickmon / San Francisco, CA

with writer & professor Janet Stickmon

the audience @ FilBookFest 2019

April 2018

Reading @ Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City, NY

photo by Karla Santiago-Reyes

@ Roy's Station in San José, CA

my 1st book (PAWA, Inc., 2016)

cover art by Jessica Sabogal

my 2nd book

(Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017)

my 1st chapbook

by tinder tender press (Milwaukee, WI)

my 2nd chapbook

Mondo Bummer Books (San Francisco, CA)

my 1st chapbook

by tinder tender press (Milwaukee, WI)