Janice is a Pinay (Filipina American) poet and writer born and raised in San Jose and schooled at UC San Diego where she earned a B.A in Ethnic Studies. Janice writes for girls and youth of color. She has taken her favorite pair of braided brown sandals with her during extensive stays Washington, D.C, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has been published in Maganda Magazine, In Motion Magazine’s “100 Poems of Solidarity for Haiti”, the Urban Confustions Journal and TAYO Literary Magazine. She completed a writing residency with author M. Evelina Galang at UC Berkeley for the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) conference. She is currently building community as an MFA graduate student in Writing at CalArts in the Los Angeles area.
Sandra Cisneros, Martin Espada, M. Evelina Galang, Junot Diaz, Sonia Sanchez, Carlos Bulosan, Janice Mirikitani, Cecilia Brainard
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