was born and raised in a Filipino diaspora in the San Fernando Valley, California. She holds a BA in Writing & Literature and minor in Religious Studies from Naropa University, MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University, Master’s (A.M.) at the School for Social Work Administration at The University of Chicago, and is a PhD (ABD) Candidate at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She taught poetry and writing at various universities and is the recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony.
Her books include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), The Wes Letters (Outpost19), and Roulette is forthcoming from Make Now Books in 2019. Her chapbooks are An Essay Of Things About Someone I First Met and Spent Time With For One Day in Tokyo (Magic Helicopter Press) and Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press). She is working on a third poetry collection, Thundercastle, and a screenplay. Her poems are published and anthologized in PEN America, Open Space, Poetry Foundation, among many others.
She sometimes makes chapbooks for Museum Of Expensive Things, served as poetry editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, co-organizes Desert Poetry, and is involved in the development of Tower House Librairie, a small press bookshop & café in Los Angeles, and a residency program for artists and writers in Landers, California.
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