Janice Sapigao

Janice Sapigao is a Pinay poet, writer, and educator born and raised in San Jose, California. Her work has been published in the anthology Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America, Quaint Magazine, Broad!, TropMag.com,  AngryAsianMan.com, and elsewhere. She has performed and organized with communities in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles. She earned her MFA in critical studies/writing at CalArts. She cofounded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump. She lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Skyline College and San Jose City College. She is a reviewer for The Volta and Jacket2. She enjoys playing with stuffed animals, drinking green tea, running, and cooking. Her poetry is forthcoming in the anthologies Kuwento for Lost Things (Carayan Press, 2014) and Voices for Social Justice in Education (National Writing Project).