Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. NOT SO, SEA is an experimental text that fuses the speaker's transcontinental and matrilineal lines with the discourses of the speaker's own reproductive body alongside the bodies of her daughters. The manuscript is organized through a series of missives that work to weave together the themes of: the mother-daughter dyad, the landscape of the Philippines, memory, and the difficulty of fixing immigrant bodies in a secure and linear narrative.
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Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, VONA/Voices Alum, and sits on the Board of Small Press Traffic. She is author of NOT SO, SEA (Durga Press, 2014) and her work has appeared in the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Dusie, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, GALATEA RESURRECTS, Elderly and elsewhere. She co- edited the anthology Nests and Strangers: On Asian Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press) along with Timothy Yu and is currently co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh with Ronaldo Wilson and Bhanu Kapil; an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters, two hens, one puppy, and geologist husband. Roberts' Black Radish title ANEMAL, UTER MECK was published by Black Radish Books in 2017.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA