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Karen Llagas

Karen Llagas’s new chapbook, All of Us Are Cleaved, was published by Nomadic Press in 2023. Her first collection of poetry, Archipelago Dust, was published by Meritage Press in 2010. A recipient of a RHINO Founder’s Prize, Filamore Tabios, Sr. Memorial Poetry Prize & a Hedgebrook residency, her poems have also appeared in various journals and anthologies. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is a lecturer in Filipino at UC Berkeley, and divides her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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