Luisa A. Igloria

Luisa A. Igloria is the author of sixteen books, including Maps for Migrants and Ghosts (co-winner, 2019 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Prize) and The Buddha Wonders if She Is Having a Mid-Life Crisis (Phoenicia Publishing, 2018), and four chapbooks. Originally from Baguio City, she makes her home in Norfolk, Virginia, where she teaches in Old Dominion University’s MFA creative writing program and at the Muse Writers Center. In July 2020, she was appointed twentieth poet laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Academy of American Poets awarded her a 2021 Poet Laureate Fellowship in April 2021.

Luisa A. Igloria


on Peach State by Adrienne Su

If the apple is that most iconic of American fruits, what is its counterpart among diasporic cultures from Asia? When I was growing up in Baguio City in the Philippines, one could buy tissue-wrapped “Red Delicious” apples and “Sunkist” oranges imported from the United States in the “PX” (post exchange) section of the market, but […]

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