Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 15:59:33 GMT 2
Arlene Biala is a Filipina poet and performance artist, born in San Francisco, CA. She is the author of bone, her first chapbook of poetry published in 1993, and continental drift, published by West End Press (through University of New Mexico Press distribution) in 1999. She received her MFA in Poetics & Writing from New College of CA, and was the recipient of an artist residency at Montalvo. Arlene has taught and performed as guest artist in the Manikrudo poetry and performance workshops led by Juan Felipe Herrera of the CSU Summer Arts Programs in Long Beach, CA. Other performances include the San Francisco Asian American Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, La Pena Cultural Center, Santa Clara University, SOMArts Center in San Francisco, and La Negrita in New York City. She has also performed and taught creative writing workshops with elementary and high school youth. She lives in Sunnyvale, CA with husband Carl, (blue) Queensland Heeler Pepper, and their three children: Kai (aries) 6; Josh (scorpio) 4; and Kiana (scorpio) 2.