Selected Poems Online

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SELECTED VIDEOS
“Poetryvlog.com, April 20, 2015

BOOK TRAILER for MANHATTAN: An Archipelago, 2017

The Continental Review, 2012

Jean Vengua Reads “Before Attention Turned To You,” 2008


AUDIO
“Mom Betty Addresses the Nature of Proportion”— a reading and discussion at the Poetry Foundation’s “Poetry Now” Series, Aug. 28, 2017


ITALIAN
Two poems translated into Italian by Rebeka Lembo, Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry (June 2007)

SPANISH
Four poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Priego, Otoliths (May 2007)

Two poems translated into Spanish by Rebeka Lembo, Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry (June 2007)

TAGALOG
Two poems translated into Tagalog by Paolo Manalo, Otoliths (May 2007)

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ENGLISH
(in alphabetical order of poem’s title)

2017

“As Regards Those Who Should Inherit the Earth” at E-Ratio 24, 2017

“Big City Cante Intermedio” at Tea & Tattered Pages/Panthalassa, March 2017

“English’s Wandering Authenticity,” Otoliths, May 1, 2017

“Hope For 201_,” Amazon.com-France (embedded within review; “rise” should be “raise” in 2nd stanza), Sept. 16, 2017

“I Do,” “Homunculus,” “The Forced Departure” and “The Investment Banker” at The Poetry Foundation (nd)

“Kohl’s Stories” at Watermelon Isotope, March 6, 2017 and Otoliths, May 1, 2017

“Letter from Sarayaku,” UNLIKELY STORIES, March 2017

“Memory’s Gauze,” Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2017

“Mom Betty Addresses the Nature of Proportion” at the Poetry Foundation, May 2017

“Notes to the Spanish Guitar’s Autobiography” at TRUCK, Nov. 7, 2016 and Watermelon Isotope, March 6, 2017

“Robot Cosplay” at UNLIKELY STORIES, March 2017

“Taking It Slant From Those February Days,” Fil-Am Artist Directory’s Ekphrasis Feature, June 2017

“The Firm,” Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene (embedded within review), Sept. 18, 2017

“The Limits of Syntax” at Stride Magazine, Feb. 17, 2017

“The Petal  Hidden From View,” Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2017

“Wall Street Music,” Amazon Review of MANHATTAN: An Archipelago, Sept. 17, 2017

“Where The Pages End” at The Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 3, 2016 and Watermelon Isotope, March 6, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: 1.6 X 10^-35 Meters,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 7, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Art Foretells Even A Typhoon,” X-Peri, Aug. 10, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Aura,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 7, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: A Spy Story,” X-Peri, Aug. 10, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Authenticity,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” June 29, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: A Unique Urgency,” LOCAL NOMAD, Summer 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Avatar,” Galatea Resurrects, May 29, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Bark’s Forthcoming Fact,” #100 Days of Resistance, curator Jan Christian Bernabe (Center for Art and Thought, 2017)

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Beloved Achilles,” Unlikely Stories Mark V, Aug. 9, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Betrayal With Brand Names,” X-Peri, Aug. 10, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Civilization and Inheritance,” Dispatches From the Poetry Wars, July 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Complicity,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” June 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Earned Caviar,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 7, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Eco Echo,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” July 13, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Euclidean Geometry,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” June 15, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Euphemisms for Mortality,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 7, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Falling Light,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” Jul 6, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Fillibuster,” LOCAL NOMAD, Summer 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: For Charlie Gard,” X-Peri, Aug. 10, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: For the Dreamers,” The Fil-Am Artist Directory, Sept. 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: History,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Hourglass,” LOCAL NOMAD, Summer 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Integrity,” Galatea Resurrects, May 29, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Lordy,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Mundane Ass-ette,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: “No(t) Words” (scroll down review), Galatea Resurrects, July 31, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Raging Against the Dying Light,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” July 20, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Red Rebound,” Amazon.com-France (embedded within review), Sept. 16, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Reflected Noise,” Dispatches From the Poetry Wars, July 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: John Ashbery, R.I.P.,” Eileen Verbs Books, Sept. 3, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Sun Rises Over Battle,” Dispatches From the Poetry Wars, July 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Absent Flowers,” Dispatches From the Poetry Wars, July 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Ascetic’s Secret,” Unlikely Stories Mark V, Aug. 9, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Grand Rider,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Impoverished Gaze,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Lost Context,” X-Peri, Aug. 10, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Optimist’s Ciphertext,” Moss Trill, Sept. 19, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Scent of a Melting Iceberg,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” July 27, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: The Significance of Milk,” Unlikely Stories Mark V, Aug. 9, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Though She Should Have Known Better Than to Play An Asian Superpower, This Poem is for Scarlet Johannsen,” Dispatches From the Poetry War, July 8, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Threats by the Irrelevant,” LOCAL NOMAD, Summer 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Top Secret Clearance,” Otoliths #46, Aug. 1, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Vice,” Indolent Books’ “Rough Beast,” June 22, 2017

“Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Vision,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 7, 2017

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2016
“After the Promiscous Colon” at The Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 3, 2016

“Alegria (Ars Poetica #123,000)” at Filipino American Artists Directory, November 2016

“Arrival: An Impossibility” at The Big Box Poetry Project, April 2016

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Poem for The Big Box Poetry Project

“As Seen by Donatello’s Profiles” at Of/With: Journal of Immanent Renditions #4, March 30, 2016

“Bit Coin Bling” at Moss Trill, Sept. 29, 2016

“Enheduanna Rising in the 21st Century” at Leafe’s Litter Magazine, 2016

“Filipina Brides” at Sundress Wardrobe’s Best Dressed, Jan. 12, 2016

“Flagging the Empty Flagpole,” Marsh Hawk Review, Fall 2016 and Leafe’s Litter Magazine, 2016

Flash Autobiographies #1-4: “Neediness,” “Father, Mother, Son”, “Troll,” and “Sacrifice,” Queen Mob’s Tea House, Oct. 18, 2016

“Footnotes to Bliss” at The Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 3, 2016

“Gabriela Sings Fado Into the 21st Century” at X-Peri, April 3, 2016

“I Forgot My Skin Was Ruin” at The Volta (March 2015) and Sundress Wardrobe’s Best Dressed, Jan. 14, 2016

“I Forgot Pushkin, My Beloved Pig and a Harpist When I Forgot Dementia” at Of/With: Journal of Immanent Renditions #4, March 30, 2016

“I Forgot the Religion That Proclaims We Began as Orphaned” at Futures Trading 3.4, Feb. 12, 2016

“I Forgot the Song Inside the Stone” at Posit 9, March 2016

“IN SANTO TOMAS” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Otoliths, Southern Winter 2016

from “In the Depths of the Stone Mirror,” Leafe’s Litter Magazine, 2016

“Kapwa’s Song” at Otoliths, Nov. 1, 2016

excerpt from “Letters from the Balikbayan Box,” Sundress Wardrobe’s Best Dressed, Jan. 15, 2016

“LISTING” at Moss Trill (June 2014) and Sundress Wardrobe’s Best Dressed, Jan. 11, 2016

Footnote to “Military Goodies,” Sundress Wardrobe’s Best Dressed, Jan. 13, 2016

“Nobility” at Contemporary Literary Horizon, Nov. 25, 2016

“Post-Ecstasy Mutations” at The Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 3, 2016

“Post-Estrus” at Leafe’s Litter Magazine, 2016

from “The Opposite of Claustrophobia: Prime’s Anti-Autobiography,” X-Peri, July 11, 2016

“the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA” at Our Own Voice (September 2016)

“There Were An Alligator and A Duck,” E-Ratio, Jan. 1, 2016

“There Were Peace-Loving Zombies,” E-Ratio, Jan. 1, 2016 and Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene, May 22, 2016

“The Secret Life of Magenta” at TRUCK, Nov. 7, 2016

“There Was An Illustrator in South Korea” at Of/With: Journal of Immanent Renditions #4, March 30, 2016

“There Were [Mansplainers] Three French Boot Designers” at Of/With: Journal of Immanent Renditions #4, March 30, 2016

“There Were Two Bakers in Seattle” at Of/With: Journal of Immanent Renditions #4, March 30, 2016

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Pre-2016
excerpts from “147 Million Orphans: A Haybun” at The Brooklyn Rail

excerpts from “147 Million Orphans: A Haybun” at PEEP/SHOW…A Taxonomic Exercise in Textual and Visual Seriality…

excerpt MMXXVII from “147 Million Orphans: A Haybun” at On Barcelona, Jan. 8, 2013

“A Childhood Aftermath” at XConnect, 1996-1997

“A CRYSTALLIZATION,” “BURNING PULPIT,” “TRANS-INSOMNIA” and “PYGMALION’S EMBRACE” at LUZMAG: An Irregular Literary Magazine (2004)

“(After 2 A.M.,” “(Profiles,” “(Naming Lucidity,” “The Color of a Scratch in Metal,” and “(Eulogy” at Muddy River Poetry Review

“A Gospel For My Father” at Dusie (5)

“Alchemy at the Maykadeh: Dinner with Philip Lamantia” and “Microchip Legacy” at Blue Fifth Review

“Ars Poetica (#100,000)” at Big Bridge

“ATHENA’S DIPTYCH” at THE MARGINS: Lines of Sight: Visual Art in Asian American Poetry (Asian American Writers Workshop), March 2015

“As Catherine Becomes ‘Kitty’” at Shampoo Poetry (August 2002)

“; A Tenderness So Painful” at Fugacity 05

“Athena” at ars poetica, Jan. 7, 2007

“A Triangle of Secrets” at Blue Fifth Review, Summer 2004

“Brubeck Notes”, “Forgiveness,” “Dearest Nelson,” “Plant Latin” and “Infinity’s Fragment” at Otoliths (May 2007)

“Cantos from ‘Trance Ascent’” at Rogue Poetry Review, 2006

“COPPER RAIN REDUX” and “POLITICAL ACT” at Otoliths (2008)

“Crucial Bliss Epilogues” at The Helios Mss, October 2015

“Dear Cloud” at OurOwnVoice, August 2010

excerpts from DREDGING FOR ATLANTIS at Otoliths, Spring 2006

“DREDGING FOR ATLANTIS” at On Barcelona (December 2014) and as Daily Feature, Feb. 12, 2016, at The Quotidian Bee.

“Eggs: Pulp Fiction for Easter” at JACKET (32)

“English Lessons,” Ekleksographia, October 2009

“ENHEDUANNA IN THE 21ST CENTURY” at Marsh Hawk Review (Spring 2015)

“Epilogue Poems (#13-#18)” at AUGHT No. 11/12 (2003)

“(Ethos” at Cerise Press (Spring 2013)

“; Ex-Garter” at Famous Reporter #31

“Footnotes to Algebra” at Otoliths, Oct. 31, 2015

“Glow Worm,” “Lewd,” “Easily Memorized” and “Shade” at Eratio Postmodern Poetry

“Goya’s Yellow,” “Nerves Say” and “The Eye Lets” at Coconut Poetry #14

“Grace Reddens,” “The Singer” and “Dark Freedom” at First Annual Festival of Women’s Poetry (November 2008)

“HEART POETRY: A CRITIQUE” at Moss Trill (June 2014) 

“Helen” and “Perhaps This Second Drift” at Marsh Hawk Press

Hotel Narratives:” Hotel Narrative,” “Cancer,” “Metaphor,” “Bread,” and “From My Knees” at Hotel No Tell (scroll down alphabetically to poet’s name), 2007

“How To Read A Poem,” “How To Write A Poem” and “Untitled” at Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry (June 2007)

“I forgot a carapace, then its splitting” at TRUCK (Nov. 1, 2014)

“I Forgot All Ancestors” at Our Own Voice (January 2015)

“I Forgot Ars Poetica” at Dusie’s ECOPOETHOS: Writing and Art (Dec. 2014)

“I Forgot Eyes Widening To Pull in More of the World” at COUNTRY MUSIC: An Online Journal of Poetry (December 2014)

“I Forgot How Beauty Dislocates” at ON BARCELONA (Sept. 2014)

“I Forgot My Mother’s Blood in the Sangria” at COUNTRY MUSIC: An Online Journal of Poetry (December 2014)

“I Forgot Forgetting My Skin Was Ruin” at h2, a journal of visual/concrete poetry (April 22, 2015)

“I Forgot That Summer in Rome” at The Volta (March 2015)

“I Forgot the Binary of Refugees Vs. Art” at Local Nomad (November 2014)

“I Forgot the Engineers of Lexus” at Moss Trill, December 19, 2014

“I Forgot the First Woman General” at ARDUITY, November 2014

“I Forgot the Language of Scars” at COUNTRY MUSIC: An Online Journal of Poetry (December 2014)

“I Forgot the Plasticity of Recognition” at Otoliths, Nov. 1, 2014

“I Forgot the Protection of Diamonds” at E-Ratio #20, 2015

“I Forgot Quaffing Sweet Jerez, and Wings Flared As If Posing for Rembrandt (aka I Remember You, Philip Lamantia)” at The Marsh Hawk Review, Fall 2014

excerpt from “I Forgot the Song Inside the Stone” at The Volta (March 2015)

excerpt from “I Forgot the Spiral That is Memory’s Perspective,” The Doris, Dec. 27, 2015

“Ifugao Red” with Nick Carbo at ars poetica, Jan. 7, 2007

“In the Beginning, Before Words There Was Poetry” and “END TO BEGIN: An Autobiography” at Otoliths (June 2014)

“IT’S CURTAINS” at Delirious Hem‘s Anti-Rape Culture Advent, Day 12 (December 2014)

“Lucifer, Mistranslated” (After Santiago Bose) at Our Own Voice (April 2010)

“Maganda Begins” at Marsh Hawk Press

“Missionary Effect,” “Wedding Veil,” “Ellipsis” and “The Effort” at Moria Poetry (Winter 2003)

“Mortality Asemics (1-3)” at The New Post-literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing (May 6, 2015)

“MOTH ER” at Otoliths (2011)

“MUDRA” at Our Own Voice (2005)

“My April” and “BRIX” at Moria Poetry (Spring 2004)

“My City of Baguio” at Otoliths (2006)

“My Neighbor” at HIV Here & Now, June 13, 2015

“No. 6: I Forgot the Plasticity of Recognition” at Otoliths (October 2014)

“(Nobility” and “(How Cyberspace Lost Midnight” at TALISMAN: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

“Nota Bene Eiswein” at Ottawa Poetry Newsletter (scroll down), Nov. 1, 2015

“Orphaned Algebra (#64)” at Marsh Hawk Press

“Page 6,” “Page 7” and “Page 8” (The Masvikiru Quatrains) at SOFTBLOW

“Paul Auster’s Father,” “The Autistic Boy” and “Filipino” at Our Own Voice, December 2010

“Poem” with David Hess at Shampoo Poetry (Summer 2003)

“PORQUE ME CONTACTADO EN FACEBOOK” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Dec. 21, 2014

“Post-Coital” at quarrtsiluni online literary magazine, July 28, 2009

“(Purity” at Van Gogh’s Ear, Sept. 15, 2012

“REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE,” Entropy, Dec. 11, 2014

“RESPECT” at Rio: A Journal of the Arts (1997)

“Roman Synopsis #3” and “Roman Synopsis #4” at EOAGH #5

“Sentences” at ars poetica, Jan. 7, 2007

“Snow White Grids A Red Painting,” Muse Apprentice Guild, Spring 2003

“Sun Stigmata” at Otoliths, Oct. 31, 2015

“Tercets from the Book of Revelation” at Big City Lit

“The American Nightmare” at Word for / Word

“The Awakening” at Moss Trill, Oct. 26, 2015

“The Chase,” “The Beginning,” “The Empty Flagpole,” “Enheduanna #2,” “Grandmother’s Fable,” and “; The Back of a Napkin” at Literary Well/Pozo Literario

“The Eighteenth Page” and “The Nineteenth Page” (The Masvikiru Quatrains) at Eratio Postmodern Poetry, Fall 2005

“The Flooding That Writes Itself” at Poets For Living Waters

“The Forced Departure” at the Poetry Foundation website, 2010

“The Hay(na)ku of Numbers” at INERTIA MAGAZINE, January 2008

“; The Hidden Logic of Births Necessitating Violence,” “; Hope for Enchantment,” and “; The Possible Glow” at The Hamilton Stone Review

“The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon,” “Hay(na)ku with Ducktail, for Leny” and “Sacred Time” at Our Own Voice (August 2010)

“The Lamb” at Our Own Voice (December 2001)

from “The Opposite of Claustrophobia: Prime’s Anti-Autobiography,” Marsh Hawk Review, Fall 2015

“The Poetry World Trap” at Otoliths (January 2007)

“There Was A Company of Flexible Dancers” at Delirious Hem Advent 2015, Dec. 16, 2015

“The Secret Life of an Angel” and (with Andrew Lundwall) “(UNTITLED)” at Litter

“The Twenty-Third Page,” “The Twenty-Fourth Page” and “The Twenty-Fifth Page” (The Masvikiru Quatrains) at Shampoo Poetry (24)

“(The Chase” at On Barcelona, Feb. 2, 2012

“There, Where the Pages Would End” at Otoliths, Oct. 31, 2015

“Tincture” at Boog City (2003)

“To Be Seen by Iamos, Calchas and Teiresias” at Cerise Press (Spring 2013)

“; To Study Art Is To Become Thin” and “; Writing Past Margin” at Blue Fifth Review (July 2005)

“Twice, I Forgot” and “Thrice, I Forgot” at On Barcelona, June 6, 2014

“Venus Rising for the First Time in the 21st Century” and “Shift” at Nth Position (2003)

“Vulcan’s Aftermath,” “Untitled (Bookstore), 2000,” and “Perhaps This Second Drift” at Moria Poetry (Summer 2001)

 

 

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