Aimee Suzara


PO Box 10732
Oakland, CA 94610

Author's Bio

Aimee Suzara is a poet, playwright and performer whose mission is to create, and help others create, work to provoke dialogue and social change. Her poetry book, SOUVENIR, has just been published (WordTech Editions). A member of PlayGround, her work has been staged at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and her play, A HISTORY OF THE BODY, has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies and she’s been a featured performer nationally, including the Utah Arts Festival and the University of Miami. She is a creative writing lecturer at CA State University Monterey Bay.
In SOUVENIR, the debut book by Aimee Suzara, a Filipino-American woman encounters narratives of her history – from the “living exhibits” at the 1904 World’s Fair to the migration of her family across seas and continents to the Wild West – considering what souvenirs are kept as histories are buried, found and reinvented.

Publications & Prizes

Check the Rhyme: Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (Lit Noire Publishing, 2007)
SOUVENIR (WordTech Editions, 2014)
The Space Between (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Finding the Bones (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Maganda Magazine
phati'tude Literary Magazine
The Walrus
THEthe Poetry
Prizes won: 

YBCAway Award, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2013), Zellerbach Foundation Community Arts Grant, East Bay Community Foundation Commission, National Endowment for the Arts grant, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program Grant; Hedgebrook residency

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Filipino American, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
New York
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Last update: Mar 18, 2016