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Joseph O. Legaspi

Author's Bio

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press) and two chapbooks: Subways (Thrush Press) and Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of The Blair Prize. He lives in Queens, NY and works at Columbia University. His poems appeared in Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets, World Literature Today, jubilat, CURA, Diode, Gay & Lesbian Review, North American Review, Water~Stone Review, From the Fishouse, and the anthologies Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton), Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press), Flicker and Spark (Low Brow Press) and Coming Close (Prairie Lights Books/University of Iowa Press). He co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American poetry

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Imago (CavanKerry Press, 2007)
Chapbooks:
Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts, 2014), Subways (Thrush Press, 2013)
Anthologies:
Coming Close (University of Iowa Press, 2013), Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012), Encounters (Skinner House Books, 2011), The Waiting Room Reader (CavanKerry Press, 2009), Language for a New Century (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008), Collaborations (Ravenna Press, 2007), PinoyPoetics (Meritage Press, 2004), Tilting the Continent (New Rivers Press, 2000)
Journals:
American Life in Poetry, Bamboo Ridge, Bloomsbury Review, Callaloo, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, diode, from the fishouse, Gay and Lesbian Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hyphen, jubilat, Literary Review, MiPOesias, North American Review, PEN International, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Rattapallax, Seneca Review, Smartish Pace, Sou'wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Collagist, The Drunken Boat, The Normal School, Tidal Basin Review, Water~Stone Review, World Literature Today
Prizes:
New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship Global Filipino Award David Blair Memorial Chapbook Prize Ledig House/Art Omi residency Pushcart nominations

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Listing last updated: January 5, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Asian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Manila, Philippines
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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