22nd Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 11-15, 1999


Luisa A. Igloria, 22nd Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center; Chandler Recital Hall, Deihn Fine and Performing Center

Author/Artist Bio

Luisa A. Igloria, who formerly published as Maria Luisa A. Carino, is currently a visiting associate professor of Filipino and Filipino-American Studies at Old Dominion University. Igloria is a poet, essayist and fictionist, and has five published books including Blood Sacrifice, which received the 1998 National Book Award for Poetry from the Manila Critics Circles. She received the 1998 George Kent prize for Poetry and a 1998 Illinois Arts Council Award. She has been the recipient of the Carlos Palanca Award for Literature, the Philippine equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Carlos Angeles has praised her work saying, "Maria Luisa A. Carino's poetry inhabits the heart first, then the mind, and the soul...Her work contains some of the most extraordinary and most polished poetry written by a Filipino poet writing in English today."


Igloria read with Mike Kelly, and E. Ethelbert Miller on Tuesday, October 12th, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. and with Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds and Tim Seibles on Wednesday, October 13th, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.

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