Luisa A. Igloria Oct 10, 2008 16:01:15 GMT 2
Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 16:01:15 GMT 2
Luisa A. Igloria
(previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar Carino) is a tenured Associate Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program and Department of English, Old Dominion University. Her work has appeared or will be forthcoming in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Poetry East, Sweet, qarrtsiluni, poemeleon, Smartish Pace, Natural Bridge, Rattle, The North American Review, Bellingham Review, Shearsman (UK), PRISM International (Canada), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly.
Various national and international literary awards include the 2009 Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize for JUAN LUNA'S REVOLVER (University of Notre Dame Press), the 2007 49th Parallel Poetry Prize (selected by Carolyne Wright for the Bellingham Review), the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize (selected by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for the North American Review); Finalist, the 2007 Lynda Hull Memorial Prize in Poetry (Crazyhorse); Finalist, the 2007 Indiana Review Poetry Prize; the 2006 National Writers Union Poetry Prize (selected by Adrienne Rich); the 2006 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize (Crab Orchard Review); the 2006 Stephen Dunn Award for Poetry; Finalist, the 2005 George Bogin Memorial Award for Poetry (Poetry Society of America, selected by Joy Harjo); the 2004 Fugue Poetry Prize(selected by Ellen Bryant Voigt); Finalist, the 2003 Larry Levis Editors Prize for Poetry from The Missouri Review; Finalist, the 2003 Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press); the first Sylvia Clare Brown Fellowship, Ragdale Foundation (2007); a 2003 partial fellowship to the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg; two Pushcart Prize nominations; a 1998 Fellowship at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Lasswade, the Midlothians, Scotland; and the 1998 George Kent Award for Poetry.
Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, Luisa is also an eleven-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in three genres (poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction) and its Hall of Fame distinction; the Palanca award is the Philippines' highest literary distinction. She has previously published nine books including ENCANTO (Anvil, 2004), IN THE GARDEN OF THE THREE ISLANDS (Moyer Bell/Asphodel, 1995), and most recently TRILL & MORDENT (WordTech Editions, fall 2005. TRILL & MORDENT was a Runner-up for the 2004 Editions Prize, the recipient of the 2005 Calatagan Award from the Philippine American Writers and Artists organization, nominated for the 9th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards (poetry category) in 2006, and Co-Winner of the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Awards (poetry category).
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"The Clear Bones"
49th Parallel Award in Poetry, The Bellingham Review
"Yo Yu" and "Christopher Reeve's Filipino Nurse"
in the inaugural issue of SWEET
"What We Ate After Passing the Cape of 11,000 Virgins"
"What to do with Suitors in the Courtyard"
in poemeleon (the persona poem issue)
Other poetry selections on the OTHER VOICES website
JUAN LUNA'S REVOLVER by Luisa A. Igloria
is available from the University of Notre Dame Press