Official Website of poet Luisa A. Igloria

Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, now I live in the Tidewater area where winters are never harsh; I've learned to make a mean crab cake and passably drawl "y'all".

Some of my friends are on Blipfoto and I enjoy looking through their eyes at Read more...

Official Website of poet Luisa A. Igloria

Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, now I live in the Tidewater area where winters are never harsh; I've learned to make a mean crab cake and passably drawl "y'all".

Some of my friends are on Blipfoto and I enjoy looking through their eyes at the world. I'm also loving the many wonderful surprises and discoveries I find here.

Since I traffic in images as well, I figure that being here may give me another way to gently stretch my writing muscles every day.

I think that where language cannot go, poetry resides.

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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 Bright as Mirrors Left in the Grass http://kudzuhouse.org/echapbooks/5.1/intro.html (Kudzu House Press eChapbook selection for Spring 2015), 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