• Luisa A. Igloria is the winner of the 2015 Resurgence Prize (UK) http://www.resurgenceprize.org/awards/, the world's first major award for ecopoetry, selected by former UK poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. She is the author of the chapbooks Haori (Tea & Tattered Pages Press, 2017), Check & Balance (Moria Press/Locofo Chaps, 2017), andBright as Mirrors Left in the Grass http://kudzuhouse.org/echapbooks/5.1/intro.html (Kudzu House Press eChapbook selection for Spring 2015); plus the full-length books Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser http://www.upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/2393-ode-to-the-heart-smaller-than-a-pencil-eraser (selected by Mark Doty for the 2014 May Swenson Prize, Utah State University Press), Night Willow http://www.phoeniciapublishing.com/night-willow.html (Phoenicia Publishing, Montreal, 2014), The Saints of Streets http://therumpus.net/2014/04/the-saints-of-streets-by-luisa-igloria/ (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2013), Juan Luna’s Revolver http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P01279 (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame Press), and nine other books. She teaches on the faculty of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University, which she directed from 2009-2015.http://www.luisaigloria.com
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2015 SyllogismNew England Review.
    2009 The Gods Must Be CrazyThe Humor Issue of poemeleon.
    2009 The Wives of Chang and Eng and GarmentThe Poet’s Picturebook.
    2009 “Apocalypse Redux5thwednesday Journal.
    2008 Aubade and IrreversiblesPoetry Salzburg Review.
    2008 Christopher Reeve’s Filipino Nurse and Yo YuSweet.
    2008 E-mail to the Tender Committee of the Nigerian National Petroleum CorporationUmbrella journal.
    2008 Fear FactorUmbrella journal.
    2008 Invocation, Presence, Riddle, GraceSeventh Quarry.
    2008 Journey to the West and The MinimNatural Bridge.
    2008 MangkikThe Poet’s Picturebook.
    2008 ParadiseCha: An Asian Literary Journal.
    2008 Thinking in SepiaPoetry East.
    2008 What She Wants Most of AllHawk and Handsaw.
    2008 What We Ate After Passing the Cape of Eleven Thousand VirginsWater Issue of qarrtsiluni.
    2008 What to Do With Suitors in the CourtyardPersona Poem Issue of poemeleon.
    2008 Ziggurats there aren’t here, my darlingsHerMark 2009.
    2007 Benison, Meridian, Lyrica ObscuraShearsman.
    2007 Carmine, Alizarine, Madder, Getting There, Gecko, Bird and Pearl Earring, DecanterThe Online Journal for Poetries by Women.
    2007 Circle of CranesRattle.
    2007 Communion, Carne Norte Sundays. “Come Together” issueCrab Orchard Review.
    2007 Confessions of a Would-be YogiPRISM International: Contemporary Writing from Canada and Around the World.
    2007 DescentPoetry Flash.
    2007 I Have a Crush on an Italian TenorPoetry East.
    2007 Intimacy deserves a closer lookIndiana Review.
    2007 Marine LayerComstock Review.
    2007 PerfectibilityPoetry East.
    2007 The Clear BonesBellingham Review.
    2007 The Legend of Yamashita’s TreasureSpoon River Poetry Review.
    2007 VenomNorth American Review.
    2006 Dolorosa, Bypass, Rainy Day, Your Hand in My SideCrab Orchard Review.
    2006 Kierkegaard’s Fablewords+image.
    2006 RiceCrab Orchard Review.
    2006 Wanting and SedimentSmartish Pace.
    2006 WorthHerMark 2007 art and poetry calendar and datebook, WomanMade Gallery.
    2005 BlurColumbia Poetry Review.
    2005 Gecko; Meditation at the Beginning of the YearDislocate.
    2005 Horizon NoteRattle.
    2005 Stairway to Heaven; If the poem were glassPoetry East.
    2004 22 June/The Amber Room, Yekaterinsky dvorets, Tsarkovoe SeloeSwitched-on Gutenberg: Postcards/Wish You Were Here issue.
    2004 In the Blood; WoundsSmartish Pace.
    2004 Mandorla; Field planted to winter grass; The Return; Trill and MordentThe Missouri Review.
    2004 The Birdcage MakerFugue.
    2004 What You RememberCrab Orchard Review: Wander this World – Migration, Immigration and Exile.
    2003 Grass; Mother Liquor; and Jungian Dream TherapyOur Own Voice.
    2003 ManifestationsCrab Orchard Review.
    2003 The Summer CarnivalNew Letters.
    2003 “More Fun than a Turkey Shoot. In screaming monkeysCoffeeHouse.
    2002 Castle Walk, HawthorndenThe Indiana Review.
    2002 From the Journals of Malakas and MagandaInterlope.
    2002 SouthAsian Pacific American Journal.
    2002 Tree of WatchfulnessRunes.
    2001 AutobiographyDisOrient.
    2001 Cuauhtemoc; Note to her Translator; Fireworks, Harborfest; GoldwasserPoetry.
    2001 Fireworks, HarborfestPoetry Daily.
    2001 Two Memories of FireColumbia: A Journal of Art and Poetry.
    2001 Wedding NightThe North American Review.
    2001 When We FirstSmartish Pace.
    2000 Learning AmbahanCrab Orchard Review.
    2000 Paper Lotus; Electric Storm; Intima; Kierkegaard’s FableBlue Mesa Review.
    2000 Radicalizing the Image: The Philippine Feminine in Poetry. Journey of a Hundred Years,PAWWA.
    2000 Watching the Tango Queen; Video Nights, with Electric Glide. In The Literary Review: Have Come, Am Here
    1999 Chicago’s PINTIG. In Fil-Am: The Filipino American ExperiencePublico.
    1999 Disclaimers. In : The Muse Bytes Back (special section on cyberpoetry)Asian Pacific American Journal.
    1999 Profile of the poet Carlos AngelesFilipino and Filipino American Studies at Old Dominion University;.
    1999 TiesAsian Pacific American Journal.
    1998 City of PoetryPoetry.
    1998 Dialogue with the Body. In Hayden’s Ferry ReviewArizona State University.
    1998 Poetry as Map and ItineraryLIKHA.
    1998 Tag-arawDe La Salle University.
    1997 Reading BotticelliPoetry.
    1997 Translations in the WildernessMUAE 2.
    1996 50 Years Down this River (special feature for 50th anniversary of Philippine Independence from American colonial rule)The Evening Paper.
    1996 Caracoa: Heroes and History
    1996 Darna and the Flying MachineThe Evening Paper.
    1996 Ransom; Firstborn.TriQuarterly.
    1995 New Writing from the PhilippinesPhilippine Studies.
    1994 Eduardo Masferre and the Philippine CordilleraPhilippine Studies.
    1994 “Encanto” in RupturesLiterary Journal of the Three Americas.
    1993 Bomb
    1991 Exploring EthnicitySolidaridad.
    1986 New Writing from the PhilippinesPhilippine Studies.


    Year Title
    2009 Juan Luna’s Revolver.  University of Notre Dame Press.
    2005 Trill & Mordent.  WordTech Editions.
    2003 Not Home, But Here: Writing from the Filipino Diaspora, as central editor.  Anvi.
    1997 Blood Sacrifice.  University of the Philippines Press.
    1997 Songs for the Beginning of the Millennium.  De La Salle University Press.
    1995 In the Garden of the Three Islands.  Moyer Bell/Asphodel.
    1994 Assembling Bodies of Filipino Experience.  ArtManila.
    1993 Encanto.  Anvil.
    1992 Cartography.  Anvil.
    1990 Cordillera Tales.  New Day.


    Year Title
    2015 Ten Thousand Villagesin Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace. Lost Horse Press.
    2015 The Patron Saint of Bakers and of FrenzyRabbit Ears: TV Poems. NYQ Books.
    2015 “Dolorosa” and “Herald”Annunciation: Sixteen Contemporary Poets Consider Mary. Montreal, Canada: Phoenicia Publishing.
    2014 Can you hear me?Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz, on the occasion of the poet’s centenary. Chameleon Press.
    2014 Hagia SophiaTransatlantische Auswanderergeschichten: Reflexionen und Reminiszenzen aus drei Generationen; Festschrift zu Ehren von Robert Schopflocher. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann.
    2014 The Patron Saint of Bakers and FrenzyRabbit Ears: TV Poems. NYQ Books.
    2014 “Certified,” “Why appropriation is not necessarily the same as mastery,” and “Improvisations”Read Women: An Anthology. Locked Horn Press.
    2014 “Yo Yu,” “Christopher Reeve’s Fiipino Nurse”All of Us: Sweet- The First Five Years. Sweet Publications.
    2012 "Consonance," "Forager," "Speaking of--" and "Despedida de Soltera"Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry. Two Sylvias Press.
    2012 “Huevos de Amor” and “Collision”Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry. Asian American Literary Review.

    Research Overview

  • Creative Writing; Poetry; Nonfiction; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Women Writers; Filipino and Filipino American Literature
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Asia : Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
  • Asian American Literature : Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
  • Creative Writing : Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
  • Filipino American Literature : Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Chicago 1995
  • M.A. in Literature, Ateneo de Manila University 1988
  • B.A. in Humanities, Comparative Literature, English, and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Baguio 1980
  • Full Name

  • Luisa Igloria