As part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Angela Peñaredondo, a queer Pilipinx interdisciplinary writer, artist and CSUSB assistant professor of English, will hold a poetry reading and discussion on Thursday, May 23. The program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cross Cultural Center, room SU-102A, in the Santos Manuel Student Union. The event is being presented by the SMSU Asian and Pacific Islander Center, the CSUSB Department of English, English 319: Asian American Pacific Islander Literature, the CSUSB Pilipino student group Lubos PASO and the student-led literary magazine Pacific Review. Peñaredondo is author of the chapbook “Maroon” (Jamii Publications) and “All Things Lose Thousands of Times” (Inlandia Institute, winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize). Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets, Black Warrior Review, Anomaly (a/k/a Drunken Boat), Four Way Review, Southern Humanities Review and elsewhere. Peñaredondo is a Kundiman fellow, VONA/Voices of our Nations Art fellow, a Macondista of the Macondo Writers Workshop.

Poetry reading and discussion with Angela Peñaredondo, writer, artist and CSUSB professor