The Digital Sala: Radical Diasporic Filipinx Poetics
Thursday, March 9, 2023
9:00 am to 10:15 am
In an effort to build community solidarity, this poetry reading and community dialogue convenes Filipinx writers with varied experiences in performance, community organizing, education, and academia from San Diego, Anaheim, Vancouver, San Jose, and Chicago. Participants will share new works and collaborative manifestos as feminist, queer, anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, and/or anti-capitalist Filipinx writers in the diaspora.
Jason Magabo Perez is the author of This Is for the Mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017) and I Ask about What Falls Away (1913 Press, forthcoming). Perez is an associate professor of ethnic studies at California State University San Marcos.
Rachelle Cruz is the author of God's Will for Monsters, which won an American Book Award in 2018 and the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize. She is the director of genre fiction at the low-residency MFA program at Western Colorado University.
Hari Alluri (he/him/siya) is author of The Flayed City and chapbooks The Promise of Rust and Our Echo of Sudden Mercy. Recipient of grants, awards, and fellowships, coeditor of We Were Not Alone, and cofounding editor at Locked Horn Press, siya is published in Best of the Net 2022 and elsewhere.
Luya is a Chicago poetry organization that uplifts the voices and experiences of people of color. Luya (Tagalog for “ginger”) is used as both a spice and a remedy across many cultures, and we bring this spirit of nourishment and healing to every workshop, performance, and open mic space we create.