Luisa A. Igloria, author of Maps for Migrants and Ghosts, a co-recipient of the 2020 Crab Orchard Poetry Open, thirteen other books of poetry, and four chapbooks, is originally from Baguio City. She has also received the 2015 Resurgence Poetry Prize and the 2014 May Swenson Prize. In July 2020, Gov. Ralph Northam appointed her for a two-year term as the 20th Poet Laureate of Virginia. She teaches on the faculty of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University.

Published Works

Maps for Migrants and Ghosts
The Buddha Wonders if She is Having a Midlife Crisis
Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser


Indigenous Poetry: Language as a Map Home

Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Dēmos: An American Multitude) read from and discuss their work exploring how language serves as …

March 21, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM

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