Poetry. Collection of translucent, often narrative poems that float on the page and roll downstream, tumble ashore, look about, understand a bit, hop back onto the page. An old soul comes of age, in time and space these poems occur in the real place of dreams, where they yearn, and exhale. Pulitzer Prize winner, Tyehimba Jess says, "Sam Roxas-Chua's poetry is swirling and galactic, vividly sensual, and delightfully stubborn in its refusal to entertain simple answers to queries of blood, faith, and desire. Surreal yet rooted in palpable color and history, this poet's vision transcends oceans, blends geographies and bleeds a multi-tongued heritage for us to better find ourselves..."
Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Eugene, Oregon. His publications include Fawn Language (Tebot Bach), and Echolalia in Script — A Collection of Asemic Writing (Orison Books). His poems and visual art portfolios have appeared in various journals including Narrative, december Magazine, Cream City Review, and basalt Magazine; and his collection of poems, Diary of Collected Summers, won the first place award in the 7th Annual Missouri Review Audio Competition in poetry. Roxas-Chua has received four Pushcart nominations and has been invited to read at local government events and for the Oregon State Legislature. In early 2017 he appeared in a live broadcast of Dear Sugar Radio at the Aladdin eatery in support of #writeourdemocracy / #writersresist.Author City: EUGENE, OR USA