The New Social Environment#917

A Filipino American History Month Poetry Reading curated by Eileen R. Tabios

Featuring Tabios, JoAnn Balingit, Michael Caylo-Baradi, and Jose Padua


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Eileen R. Tabios curates our 154th Wednesday Poetry reading featuring JoAnn Balingit, Michael Caylo-Baradi, and Jose Padua.

In this talk

JoAnn Balingit

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JoAnn Balingit, a poet and essayist, grew up in Florida and lives with her family in Newark, Delaware. Daughter of a Filipino immigrant to the U.S., she’ll be traveling in Pampanga Province, Philippines on a Fulbright scholarship in creative writing beginning January 2024, to work on her hybrid-form memoir about migration, identity, family secrets and reclaiming history.

Michael Caylo-Baradi

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Michael Caylo-Baradi is an alumnus of The Writers’ Institute at The Graduate Center (CUNY), directed by André Aciman. His work has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Hobart, Kenyon Review Online, The Galway Review, Galatea Resurrects, London Grip, New Pages, PopMatters, and elsewhere. His debut pamphlet Hotel Pacoima came out in 2021 from Kelsey Books. In another name, he has been an editor’s pick for flash features at Litro Magazine.

Jose Padua

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Jose Padua’s first book, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is out from the University of Arkansas Press. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in many publications. He has read his work at Lollapalooza, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Public Theater, the Living Theater, the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, the Split This Rock festival, and many other venues. After spending the last twelve years in Washington DC and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, he and his family have moved slightly north to Lancaster, PA.

Eileen R. Tabios

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Eileen R. Tabios has released over 70 collections of poetry, fiction, and (experimental) prose from publishers around the world. Recent books include the poetry collection Because I Love You, I Become War; an autobiography, The Inventor; and a first novel DoveLion: A Fairy Tale for Our Times. She invented the hay(na)ku, a 21st century diasporic poetic form; the MDR Poetry Generator that can create poems totaling theoretical infinity; and the “Flooid” poetry form that’s rooted in a good deed.

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