Madison-Area Filipino Poets Read LIVE on the Back Patio!
In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, A Room of One's Own presents (weather permitting) an outdoor live reading on our back patio by local Filipino poets from UW-Madison and beyond!
Line-Up (corresponding to above banner photo):
Rodlyn-mae Banting is an educator and writer currently pursuing a master’s degree in Gender & Women’s Studies at UW-Madison. Her essays are featured/forthcoming in Bitch Media, Tone Madison, the Danish feminist magazine Friktion, and more. In addition to being an editor for Communication Madison and Asians in the Arts, she also serves as a poetry reader for Liminal Transit Review.
Kabel Mishka Ligot studies library science and teaches language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he finished an MFA in Poetry in 2019. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poetry, LIKHAAN, Western Humanities Review, Cordite Poetry Review, and elsewhere; he’s also received fellowships and support from the Indiana University Writers’ Conference, Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Dalton School. Originally from Quezon City in the Philippines, Mishka currently lives on the traditional land of the Ho-Chunk people of the United States.
Hannah Keziah Agustin is a writer and artist from Manila, Philippines. Her work is found and forthcoming in Guernica, AAWW's The Margins, The Minnesota Review, TONE Madison, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Whitewater, Wisconsin, where she studies film and English.
John Paul Martinez is a Filipino Canadian poet writing out of the Midwest. He was a finalist for the 2019 Indiana Review Poetry Prize and 1/2 K Prize, 2019 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, and 2018 Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest. Their work is forthcoming or appears in Third Coast, Redivider, Nashville Review, Poetry Northwest, The Margins, and elsewhere. He holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and currently serves as a poetry reader for BOAAT Journal and SLICE Magazine.