events

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

2019 Eliza So Fellowship Recipient

2019 University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Poet-in-Residence

 

POETRY AND ART

Visiting Writer

January 8-11, 2020

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low-res MFA Program | Santa Fe, NM

Reading and Discussion

November 6, 2019

“Queer Indigenous Futures” | Reading and discussion with Billy-ray Belcourt, mediated by Alán Paláez López | UC Berekely | Berkeley, CA

Film Screening

October, November 2019

Current, I (poetry short film)| Opalescent III Film Screening | Oakland, CA

Art Exhibit

October 5 , 2019 (Opening.  Show runs through November 24, 2019.)

Future Ancestors | ART 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century | Orí Gallery | Portland, OR

Workshop

September 14, 2019

The Unburden Project: Creating Indigenous Healing Practices for Queer Micronesians UTOPIA PDX (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) Healing and Self-Determination Retreat | Sandy, OR

Reading

September 8, 2019

Eliza So Fellowship Reading | Fact & Fiction Books | Missoula, MT

Reading

July 25, 2019

Summer Poetry Residency Reading with Bojan Louis

University of Arizona Poetry Center | Tucscon, AZ

Radio Guest

June 24, 2019

It’s Lit With PhDJ

ART 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century | Reading and Interview with Anjoli Roy

Talkstory Meet-up

April 5, 2019

Discussion at the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies

University of Colorado, Boulder | Boulder, CO

Reading and Interdisciplinary Workshop

April 4, 2019

“The Unburden Project”

University of Colorado, Boulder | Boulder, CO

Radio Guest

April 3, 2019

OutSources: Writing the Queer CHamoru Body Into Existence With Lehua Taitano

KGNU Radio: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins

Interviewed by Sean Kenney | CU Boulder | Boulder, CO

Reading

April 3, 2019

Inside Me an Island reading

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore | Boulder, Colorado

Reading

January 8, 2019

Well Red Presents Arlene Biala and Lehua M. Taitano

Poetry Center San Jose|San Jose, CA

Reading

September 11, 2018

Poetic Tuesday Reading Series

LitQuake San Francisco and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens

Artist

June 15-17, 2018

Featured Conversation: “An Aberrational Poetics: Inside Me an Island (Shaped W/hole)”

An interactive somatic poetry installation that examines the cultural, historical, and contemporary means of remembering, revealing, and discovering indigenous healing practices.

Unite the Tribes: Urban x Indigenous

SOMArts Cultural Center | San Francisco, CA

Reading

April 24, 2018

National Poetry Month reading with Marcelo H. Castillo

Chabot College | Heyward, CA

Visiting Artist

March 1, 2018

Portland State University: Art and Privilege | Portland, OR

Panelist

October 20, 2017

“Living Archives–Decolonizing Institutions and Cultivating Communities: The Smithsonian APAC, KSMoCA, and The Unburden Project

Thinking It’s Presence: The Ephemeral Archive

University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

Radio Guest

October 4, 2017

It’s Lit With PhDJ

A Reading and Interview with Anjoli Roy

KTUH.org, 90.1FM Honolulu | Honolulu, HI

Reading

July 29, 2017

Bay Area Poetry Marathon | Alley Cat Books

3036 24th Street | San Francisco, CA

Reading

July 23, 2017

Lumpia Lit Fest 2

School of Arts and Culture, Mexican Heritage Plaza | San Jose, CA

Reading

July 19, 2017

Hawai’i Conservation Conference

Hawai’i Convention Center | Honolulu, Hawai’i

Art Installation and Somatic Poetry Experience

July 7-9, 2017

“An Aberrational Poetics: Inside Me an Island (Shaped W/hole)”

A site-specific installation that examines the cultural, historical, and contemporary means of remembering, revealing, and discovering indigenous practices.

‘Ae Kai: Convergence | A Culture Lab produced by the Smithsonian Institute’s APAC

Ala Moana Center | O’ahu, Hawai’i

Panelist

May 18, 2017

“Queering the Eco-writing Landscape”

Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Eco-Sex Symposium

University of California Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA

Reading and Discussion

May 16, 2017

“Territory: Imagining the Future of CHamoru Poetics”

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center | Portland State University

Portland, OR

Reading

May 13, 2017

Open Books: A Drop Leaf Press Reading

2414 North 45th Street | Seattle, WA

Reading

May 5, 2017

Sonoma Book Launch: Drop Leaf Press

Alley Cat Books

3036 24th Street | San Francisco, CA | 94110

Reading

April 15, 2017

A TransPacific Poetics: Book Launch

Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

Reading

April 6, 2017

Poetic Lanscapes: Indigenous Poetry and Spoken Word

University of California San Diego | San Diego, California

Panelist

February 10, 2017

AWP Conference: US/Pacific Poets Confronting US Empire

Washington, DC

Reading

Voz Sin Tinta

August 11, 2016

Alley Cat Books

3036 24th St | San Francisco, California

Reading

The Hundy

June 30, 2016

E.M. Wolfman Books

410 13th St | Oakland, California

Collaborative Poetry Project

Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) workshop with poets Barbara Jane Reyes, Arlene Biala, Javier O. Huerta, Urayoán Noel, Aimée Suzara, and Angela Torres

The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University

April 20-24, 2016

View part of the performance here.

Performance

Poet as transcriber/translator for integrative dance and film performance

SALTA is Timeless, Infinite Light

January 29, 2016

LoBot Gallery, Oakland

Reading

Beast Crawl

Mixer 2.0: Children of Warbrides

July 11, 2015

Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland

Visiting Writer

University of Hawaii, Manoa: Form and Theory of Poetry

September 2015 | Honolulu, HI

Conference Presentation and Reading

Thinking Its Presence: The Racial Imaginary

March 12-14, 2015

The University of Montana | Missoula, Montana

Visiting Lecturer

Portland State University: MFA Graduate Seminar

March 2015 | Portland, OR

Featured Artist, Literary Arts 

APAture 2014: Focus on Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists

September 27, 2014

Arc Gallery, San Francisco

Featured Reader

The Lit Slam

August 18, 2014

Shelton Theater, San Francisco

Visiting Lecturer

Portland State Unversity: Art and Privilege

May 6, 2014 | Portland, OR

Conference Presentation and Reading

Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing

See schedule for panel presentations and reading times.

April 10-12, 2014

The University of Montana | Missoula, Montana

Reading

Shakespeare & Company

from A Bell Made of Stones

4:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014

Shakespeare and Company | Missoula, Montana

Moon Reading One

from A Bell Made of Stones

Crane Creek Regional Park

Santa Rosa, CA

February 16, 2014

Visiting Writer/Master Fiction Class guest Lecturer

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Idyllwild, CA (2011)

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