Jason Bayani

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Fremont, CA 94555

Author's Bio

Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country. His publishing credits include World Literature Today, Muzzle Magazine, Lantern Review, and other publications. Jason performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show "Locus of Control" in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.

Publications & Prizes


Learn Then Burn 2 (Write Bloody Publishing, 2015)
Amulet: A Collection of Poems by Jason Bayani (Write Bloody Publishing, 2013)
Learn Then Burn: A Modern Poetry Anthology for the Classroom (Write Bloody Publishing, 2010)

Spoken Word

Munich Slam Train (2013)
Poison Pen Reading Series (2013)
Sonoma State University (2013)
Studio One Reading Series (2013)
Hawaii Slam (2009)

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Filipino American
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San Francisco
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Fremont, CA
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Last update: Jul 20, 2020