Luisa A. Igloria, 43rd Annual Literary Festival

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Luisa A. Igloria was recently appointed Virginia Poet Laureate (2020-2022). She is the 2019 co-winner of the Crab Orchard Open Poetry competition for Maps for Migrants and Ghosts (Fall 2020) and winner of the 2015 Resurgence Prize (U.K.), the world's first major award for ecopoetry. She is the author of four chapbooks plus 14 full-length works, including The Buddha Wonders if She is Having a Mid-Life Crisis (2018), Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (2014 May Swenson Prize), and Juan Luna's Revolver (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize). She teaches in ODU's MFA Program in Creative Writing.


The reading took place on Wednesday, October 7, at 4 p.m. online. After Bengal read Luisa A. Igloria, read her entry.


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