The Invisible Latina Intellectual

The Invisible Latina Intellectual

I am 44 years old, almost completely grey, have three degrees, including a Ph.D. in English/Latinx literature, and on a regular basis my colleagues tell...

VIDA Reads with Writers – Brynn Saito!

VIDA Reads with Writers – Brynn Saito!

What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today? The beautiful anthology, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle...

“I’m nothing, if not”: An Anecdote of a Jar

“I’m nothing, if not”: An Anecdote of a Jar

To discuss my own entry into writing and publishing, I must admit a contrary relationship to publication, one probably not unique to myself. I feel...

The Unbearable (White) Maleness of US Poetry: And How We Can Enable a Structural Response to Literary Yellowface and Gender Inequity in Publishing

The Unbearable (White) Maleness of US Poetry: And How We Can Enable a Structural Response to Literary Yellowface and Gender Inequity in Publishing

On Labor Day, news broke widely that White writer Michael Derrick Hudson’s poem “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve” is...

Finding Home Through Literature: A Study of Filipino Fiction

Finding Home Through Literature: A Study of Filipino Fiction

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,...

Language of the Border

Language of the Border

I. Growing up young, Filipina, and undocumented in Southern California, I naturally had a monstrous appetite for the various news feeds transcribing and sensationalizing the...