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Open Letter

Poem by Luisa A. Igloria Photo: Harvesting pineapples in Hawaii around 1940; courtesy of the Center for Labor Education & Research, University of Hawaii at West Oahu
Poem by Luisa A. Igloria
Photo: Harvesting pineapples in Hawaii around 1940; courtesy of the Center for Labor Education & Research, University of Hawaii at West Oahu

Originally from Baguio City, Luisa A. Igloria now makes her home in Virginia, USA with most of her family. She is a Professor of Creative Writing and English, and from 2009-2015 was Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University.

Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including New England Review, The Common, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Poetry East, Umbrella, Sweet, qarrtsiluni, poemeleon, Smartish Pace, Rattle, The North American Review, Bellingham Review, Shearsman (UK), PRISM International (Canada), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly.

 

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Rain in the Time of Bon

Poem by Teddy Espela Photo by Mike De Guzman
Poem by Teddy Espela
Photo by Mike De Guzman

Teddy Espela is a development worker based in Cambodia. He was a fellow in the UP National Writers’ Summer Workshop and his poems have appeared in various magazines and journals.