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All my life, I felt ashamed because I was born in America. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, in the nineties, an American, to me, was someone who didn’t know what the term “Filipino” meant. An American was someone who immediately assumed that I spoke either Spanish or Japanese, depending… [Read More]
Indeed, I’ve been asked “Do you have to work” about five or six times in the last few years. I’ll note I am asked this question exclusively by male colleagues or superiors, usually those who are either in competition with me for jobs or who might be in the position… [Read More]
This conversation, moderated by Hoa Nguyen, took place on March 29, 2015. Hoa sent out a preliminary list of questions meant to spark the conversation, but ultimately the frankness and depth of the conversation emerged as we realized that we shared many common experiences, concerns, and hopes. --Carmen Giménez Smith… [Read More]
In August 2014, The Home School launched in Hudson, New York -- an annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets interested in radicalizing their poetic craft through a consideration of other art forms (music, dance, visual arts, cinema). Home School’s curriculum is centered around four daily activities: morning calisthenics lead… [Read More]
We can all rest easy now as poetry itself continues to rest firmly in the hands of a male poet after a mewling and quite boring campaign for the Oxford Professor of Poetry Chair. We shall be inundated with Sperm Whales and good solid poetry that does not challenge or… [Read More]