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Peñaredondo synthesizes poetry, lyric prose, fragmented creative nonfiction, and visual art.
Angela Peñaredondo’s nature felt but never apprehended synthesizes poetry, lyric prose, fragmented creative nonfiction, and visual art. They voyage through the junctures of gender and environmental injustices, and its connections between Philippines’ histories of foreign invasions and intimacies of survivorhood. Peñaredondo wields queer, diasporic mythmaking, affective experiences of ritual and prayer as an illuminating force in the tangles of intergenerational memory.
"These poems tenderly excavate a queer Filipinx history on which to build a beautifully imagined queer Filipinx future. nature felt but never apprehended is sensual and attuned to the more-than-human world and its abundant queer ecologies. In one of many refusals to be gaslit by late capitalism and the legacies of empire. Peñaredondo writes ‘film the police.’ Through multiple modalities, languages, and histories, Peñaredondo’s impressive poetics imagine the innovative survival of a liberated diaspora." —Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
Poetry. Hybrid. Asian & Asian American Studies.
Angela Peñaredondo (she/they) is queer, nonbinary filpinx writer and author of All Things Lose Thousands of Times (winner of the 2016 Inlandia Institute's Hillary Gravendyk Book Prize) and the chapbook Maroon (Jamii Publishing). An interdisciplinary writer, artist and educator, their work can be found or forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, Pleiades, Apogee Journal, Michigan Quarterly and elsewhere. They are a recipient of fellowships to Kundiman, Macondo, TinHouse, the Community of Writers and others. They are an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at California State University, San Bernardino.