Forthcoming in March 2018 from Paloma Press: my first book of poetry!
3/10/2018: I have three poems in the Asian American Women Artists Association show, Dear Mother! Will be reading at the opening on March 10, 2pm, San Pablo Art Gallery….
2/2018: Three of my hay(na)ku (“On Grenfell Towers,” “Crocus in Early Spring” and “To the white feminist professor…”) have been accepted into the 15th Anniversary Hay(na)ku Anthology. More info about it and the hay(na)ku celebration at the SF Public Library available here . . .
1/13/2018: “Bellies,” “Pantoum for Eloisa” and “Polvo” are published in Ano Ba Magazine, Issue 3 (Fall 2017).
12/30/2017: I have two poems in Evidence of Fetus Diversity, edited by Eileen Tabios, the amazing poetic response to the CDC’s banned words controversy–“Letter to the CDC” and “Exegesis on Seven Banned Words: A Proof.” You can purchase your copy here.
12/4/17: My new chapbook from Locofo Chaps, Vagenda of Manicide and Other Poems, is out! You can get it here.
Here’s a video of me singing my snarky revisions of patriotic songs during LitCrawl–enjoy!
10/14: I’m reading my poetry with esteemed colleagues from Paloma Press for SF LitCrawl! 8-9pm at Dovre Lounge.
10/7: I’m thrilled to be reading ekphrasis poetry at the 4th FilAm Bookfest at the SF Public Library!
8/21/17: This made my day: Filipino poet Anggo Genorga says my writing “breathes fire dancing on an African-American rhythmic pattern… http://www.thepicta.com/tag/melindaluisadejesus
“Bellies,” “Pantoum for Eloisa” and “Polvo.” Accepted for publication in Ano Ba Magazine, Issue 3 (Fall 2017).
“Hay(na)ku: For the white feminist professor who told me I was ‘ghettoizing’ myself by doing Asian American Literature,” Rigorous, 1:3 (July 20, 2017). http://www.rigorousmag.com/v1i3/melinda-luisa-de-jesus.html
“Ivanka’s New Rules for Excess,” and “For All the Grrls at the Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, May 22, 2017,” Local Nomad Journal: Truth or Consequences Issue, Summer 2017. http://www.local-nomad.net/article/melinda-luisa-de-jesus/
June 1, 2017: My chapbook-in-progress, Peminology, won an Honorable Mention in the Wild Leek Press Chapbook contest. The opening poem “Jealousy” was also selected to published as a BROADSIDE! and “Pantoum for Eloisa will be included in the Wild Leek Postcards publication. 6/1/2017
Check out my ekphrastic poem, “On Grandma and Balut,” in response to Jeanne Jalandoni’s “Balut Study” (2013) at the Filipino American Artist Directory . . .
So honored to have two poems, “Alternative Endings for Ms. Eudocia Pulido” and “Eudocia Dreams,” included in this collection at Galatea Resurrects, edited by Eileen Tabios…
“From Kellyanne’s Microwave” and “From Trump’s Microwave.” Reprinted in Machine Dreams ‘Zine. Ed. Margaret Rhee/ Research for Poetics and Equality (UCLA), https://issuu.com/repcollective/docs/machine_dreams_issuu
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5/5/17: “To Dana Schutz, Regarding Your Painting Open Casket,” Konch Magazine #212 (April/May 2017).
4/24/17: “Humpty Drumpfty” will be featured in the 4×4 initiative, Aaduna’s Celebration of National Poetry Month, April 24, 2017.
4/20/17: “Does it matter if Trump doesn’t read your protest poetry?” Jonathan Curiel with KQED’s First 100 Days: Art in the Age of Trump Series profiled the Locofo Chaps project and featured my poetry along with Eileen Tabios’ and publisher Bill Aggrezza today. Check it out!
4/15/17: I had the honor of reading the same evening as Lawson Inada, Margaret Rhee and Neil Aitken at the Asian American Studies Conference’s Literaoke event in Portland last week. Will upload video soon.
4/3/2017: James Brown’s Wig and Other Poems is now available at Locofo Chaps!
3/23/17: Adios, Trumplandia! is now available at Locofo Chaps!
3/15/17: Check out my poem, “Lesson on Menopause for SCROTUS, or Menopausal Justice Warriors Give No Fucks!” in Eileen Tabios’ Menopausal Haynaku for P-ssygrabbers…
3/15/17: Defying Trumplandia: Pithy Peminist Poetry is now available at Locofo Chaps!
3/14/17: Eileen Tabios reviewed Bill Aggrezza’s Locofo /Moria Poetry’s 100 Chapbooks project and mentioned my work!
3/3/17: Petty Poetry for SCROTUS’ Girls, with Poems for Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama is now available from Locofo Chaps!
3/3/17: “An Engineer’s Dream: For Srinivas Kuchibhotla, RIP, and my father, Jose Maria de Jesús (1930-1999)” in Rat’s Ass Review.
2/18/17: Eileen Tabios reviewed Humpty Drumpfty and Other Poems here!
2/15/17: My poem, “For Alan Kurdi” won First Place in the Tactus SF Poetry Competition!
“Humpty Drumpfty” made it into Nicholas Kristof’s Donald Trump Poetry Contest in The New York Times (February 1, 2017)
“On 2016: 3 Poems” in Konch Magazine (December 15, 2017)
“how to explain” in Rabbit and Rose (December 2017)