Five Filipino New Yorkers, Hossannah Asuncion, Joseph O. Legaspi, Bino Realuyo, Lara Stapleton, and R.A. Villanueva, read poetry and prose. From the Philippines and across the United States, these award-winning poets and novelists share their work.
Bino A. Realuyo is the author of The Umbrella Country, a novel, andThe Gods We Worship Live Next Door, a poetry collection. His works have appeared in The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, New Letters, and several anthologies. For the past fifteen years, he has worked as an Adult Educator and Community Organizer in underserved communities in New York City. He recently founded a social enterprise for low-skilled, low-wage immigrant workers, We Speak America, and can also be found on the web here.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago. He co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poetry.
R.A. Villanueva’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Indiana Review, DIAGRAM, The Collagist, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. A Kundiman Fellow, he is currently a Language Lecturer at New York University.
Hossannah Asuncion is a Kundiman fellow. Her most recent work has appeared in The Collagist, Lungfull!, and Tuesday: An Art Project.Kimiko Hahn selected her manuscript for one of The Poetry Society’s 2010 National Chapbook Fellowships. She currently lives in Brooklyn via Los Angeles via Manila.
Lara Stapleton is the author of The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing,an Open Book Committee Selection and an Independent Booksellers Selection. She has edited two anthologies: Juncture and Thirdest World.She was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan but New York City is her beloved home, and the Philippines her motherland.
$5 suggested donation. This event is open to the public.