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Poet, essayist, mother, creature-lover | poems @theAALR @rumpus @kwelijournal @POETSorg |2019 fellow @WriteHedgebrook |@vonavoices | memoir-in-progress #binders

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"The purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person." Miłosz * I feel multiple.… https://t.co/aCxz2y4MgS
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1/25
2020
Are you trying to be right or trying to be open hearted? One will leave you lonely; the other will find you loved.
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1/23
2020
If anyone is looking for a good book about the border, migration, humanity in the face of dehumanization, Marcelo H… https://t.co/qKVIhLsFuR
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitWhen you realize you deserve better, you stop looking for better. You become better. Better comes.
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitGrowing up in Florida is no excuse but after so many years of admiring, using names and making assumptions, I am st… https://t.co/T2mscj8hlS
1/22
2020
@jenbenka A sonnet makes Sunday Sunday. Cool!Just put the finishing touches on my Visual Poetics syllabus. It’s so gooood I wish I was an undergrad again. Adr… https://t.co/ZLrO8gx87m
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitToo late for @MsMagazine to run the review. An apology barely does anything. Ms. needs to provide a platform for La… https://t.co/Xt28bkvuZi
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1/21
2020
@swa_roc @sarahlynnpablo @shirlstyle @phillywalls @missmariamw Looks like I might be Flying to-from Las Vegas late… https://t.co/DDDFc3pkAb @toddedillard #4, and #8 so I can teach my cat more wordsBeginning of #WomensMarch #Delaware this morning; it’s 3 degrees below freezing but not snowing yet. Inspiring word… https://t.co/t8VHH6s3Oq
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @viet_t_nguyen 😂I hate packing but I love driving. I throw a bunch more things into the car at the last minute, like more books and… https://t.co/PAi0zaYp4V @BarotRick Great cover!Here is Book #4. What amazing luck to have a book in this world. As I was unboxing, I mostly thought of my mom and… https://t.co/Q91zQgDQow
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @PaisleyRekdal Have you been calling it?
1/18
2020
I’m just now recycling all but my 👏🏽favorite 2019 Christmas card👏🏽 from my sister, who made comic strip cards!—from… https://t.co/5gblkJPDoN
1/16
2020
@VonettaWrites Haha that made me laugh. Sometimes auto-correct calls me Chillin. I can’t complain. @emiliapoet Instrumental or silence. Lately Charlie Haden Steal Away, or Ravi Shankar.
1/15
2020
@JasonReynolds83 Congratulations! @xtinehlee That’s fantastic!
1/14
2020
Man. https://t.co/Gj0nyK5AsiTHE FAREWELL and HUSTLERS were two truly original, excellent and PROFITABLE films both written and directed by wome… https://t.co/IYP2NaATdu
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitBong Joon Ho’s #Parasite makes #Oscars history as first-ever Korean best picture nominee 🥳 https://t.co/6zhxVDMb6i
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1/13
2020
@xtinehlee A dropperful of Kick-ass Immune, every day!So in Parasite, was the boy Da-Song transcribing Morse code in his TeePee, and where did that lead? It was such an… https://t.co/Ma5Vu8krIv @badgalratii when i first moved to TX from DE my teacher sent me to the principal for saying "yes" instead of "yes… https://t.co/dDMl0j53Xz
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @marisasaystweet I hope today’s been better! I’m so very grateful for your work ❤️❤️❤️ @PaisleyRekdal Amen
1/11
2020
In 1992, my English department chairman told me I couldn’t write a dissertation on Vietnamese American literature.… https://t.co/HDwc3nSX8L
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @janicesap Wow—that’s an operation, have fun!“There is no elegant way to say this—people with living hearts that co… https://t.co/RRPa2l3BVk
1/5
2020
Okay, I'm totally actually doing this thing of giving you all strange daily writing prompts in 2020, so SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS.
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1/1
2019
Thread on Filipino superstitions and traditions for the New Year: this one Yes I can do! (‘Fraid I’m not going get… https://t.co/jvxYmz1heiSounds like my house but it didn’t begin 1.5 weeks ago I’m afraid! https://t.co/Y5BUpNPacY
12/31
2019
@viet_t_nguyen O she’s beautiful. congratulations!
12/30
2019
Hah! I like he liked Booksmart. https://t.co/xFYoTKKvUe @shirlstyle @swa_roc @sarahlynnpablo @phillywalls @missmariamw Yea!! I am all for Grand Canyon, could be talked int… https://t.co/VG1YbRrihrThis morning I made a dragon wing! (late Christmas gift). It’s wordless work I was wanting, yet while I crocheted I… https://t.co/KfC74C6EA3
12/29
2019
My big kids constructing the holiday ginger bread house: Hey we need like a shady back door! Where we gonna have the bon fire?
12/27
2019
The 2020 #Undocupoets #Fellowship application deadline is less than a month away! Two $500 fellowships awarded to c… https://t.co/iSS9PsHIAS
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12/21
2019
@swa_roc @sarahlynnpablo @shirlstyle @phillywalls @missmariamw I was just looking at a map for how to drive to Alas… https://t.co/kkfAkImTM3Day 12: Those following the UN climate talks were likely brought low by the outcome. It is bad. Katharine Coles' po… https://t.co/f2jcQCqNuX
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitThis guy just called me a “dumbass chink” and knocked my phone out of my hand as I took this photo. On Brannan and… https://t.co/aYaEJUNwFS
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitI know it’s not nearly the end of this political nightmare, but it isn’t a small thing that the word *IMPEACHED wil… https://t.co/k90IyRGy7M
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12/20
2019
@xtinehlee Thanks for believing in bees, and for sharing your love. Thanks for encouraging me and many writers!
12/16
2019
If you love an author’s book, please do tell them. I got a number of really nice, personal notes from people who re… https://t.co/dj7lhx5Ttt
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12/15
2019
The ONLY project worthy of my visit to Whole Foods. A drop in the sanity bucket. https://t.co/XIfpmMuptsThis is the Nativity display outside the Claremont United Methodist Church in California. It's making some people… https://t.co/6T1ytiddI3
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12/10
2019
@tkiramadden Oh goodness!!
12/4
2019
!!! Perfect !!!! Buy books. Give books. https://t.co/BzD5XreOac @poetrymagazine And here, a poem that started when, in a dark, post-election moment, @cawkward_rich gently reminded… https://t.co/hQajvXtmtI
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12/3
2019
@bettinajudd I love this one @viet_t_nguyen Thank you. It’s difficult to be that generous.
12/1
2019
So...please read the entire thread. Here we go. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, at Noon EST...If you are a Title 1 School… https://t.co/2MEETnsaf2
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11/29
2019
@sarahlynnpablo @monicaeng @WBEZ @Seafood_City @theSunBros @GeekMelange @DawnXianaMoon Looks so yum @GraceLP Wonderful, looking forward to reading your piece!On Being Called 'Prolific': A Thread 1. I keep thinking of a convo I had the other week with a group of young wome… https://t.co/qOhvHU980u
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitArtists deserve to be paid for their work! https://t.co/M586RWDNyt @sarahlynnpablo @thisisUIC @hooleil ❤️thank you for your work!❤️
11/28
2019
@hanbae Spent all day inside—couldn’t get her to leave.So I’m writing about ancestors when BANG this little winter wren knocks itself out inside my cottage. Finally came… https://t.co/KW6dWdfXNR
11/21
2019
@janicesap That’s great to hear! Hope it’s you
11/17
2019
@craigsperez Wonderful, Thank you!for native American heritage month, here is my poem from a few years ago, thinking about connections between Native… https://t.co/AZnS7lpfMO
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11/16
2019
@rgay @debbiemillman Oh this is happy morning news to get online for! Congratulations! @xtinehlee Was on her TV show—closest I can find. The ones she made on the show also sourdough but w sesame, poppy,… https://t.co/5D5gQKZvJ3 @xtinehlee Haha! Have you seen Martha Stewart make hers with poppy and nigella seeds? I wanna make that recipe so bad.
11/15
2019
@Eloisa_Amezcua I needed this poem this morning, thanks for sharing it. Why indeedi’ve thought about this poem every day since reading it & i share it with all of you today on what would have been… https://t.co/ltTSOyuXtw
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11/14
2019
#ASA2019 did a good job acknowledging and highlighting Hawaiʻi & Hawaiian scholars, but a disappointing job bringin… https://t.co/ttJNeFQ2Dj
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingiton pacific & black relations after reading some tweets on anti-blackness at #ASA2019 and within Pacific Islander co… https://t.co/6Zsr6mYMIV
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitFruit of The Drunken Tree is in this year’s @DublinLitAward longlist! So honored and thankful to libraries who nomi… https://t.co/9uROVJ2SNg
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @VonettaWrites @vera_kurian @m_scribe @macreflections @heyayeh @whoismims @fluffysharp @juliebuntin @emilyraboteauhttps://t.co/cdccdAHEp9What's the hardest thing for you to say? 1. I love you. 2. I was wrong, and I’m sorry. 3. I need help. 4. I don’t… https://t.co/IoU2OUBeW0
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitWe are so excited about all of these brilliant new books by Black women this season! Congratulations… https://t.co/coLEBpMm3F
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitMay I begin to introduce you to Anodyne? The cover is a collage by Romare Bearden. https://t.co/S3kXULdUJD
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitPublic memorial for the great Toni Morrison set for November 21 in NYC. https://t.co/PfWDA7ZRMe via @lithub
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11/13
2019
Headed to @LES_Center for two weeks of writing solitude. Feeling dazed & alone & grateful in GA after three days of… https://t.co/3vsOfr0yOtFrom my series of cranky love poems, thank you, editors @vallummag 😚! https://t.co/FxMRfNZX3F
11/11
2019
musical forest the birds would draw on my eyes little cages —Alejandra Pizarnik (tr. mine)
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @PaisleyRekdal one thing important to note also, in terms of POC, is that not all POC are rewarded/award/recognized… https://t.co/MZ7WKXjZtY
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @PaisleyRekdal here's a good essay that breaks down the "change" and shift towards diversity in the literary awards… https://t.co/t8pJ2RLmcj
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitWow. @parisreview has never given this award to a writer of color in 18 years, and only 5 women. They missed Toni M… https://t.co/8cwzv0W07g
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @viet_t_nguyen @parisreview Yea, the lonely voice. indeed..@AP just called the race: Democrats flipped the Senate in Virginia! #VAelections
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11/6
2019
"Walking in fast-falling dusk what is between us besides this sharpness of pines, this gravel loose/beneath us..."… https://t.co/aMwr9KJmeZ
Retweeted by JoAnn Balingit @xtinehlee @heysarahsweeney So cool! Used to crochet great big heavy shawls. Miss sewing clothes for my kids. Cat skirts.....
11/4
2019
Dear Next White Person Who Is Going to Use the Q&A to Ask Me If You Are “Even Allowed to Write Others Anymore”, Pl… https://t.co/r29UrCpdWS
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitAnd people always wonder why I am so angry. When will this world stop hurting people like this, especially our chil… https://t.co/GeOY3hgiIZ
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10/31
2019
@alexanderchee @dizdizh That’s so cool. Love graphic narratives, and have wanted to assign HS students to “comicgraph” a poemLately my best writing sessions are reading sessions, in this chair with tea 🍵 📖 I think it looks like a grandma c… https://t.co/rJGv9yJzbQ
10/30
2019
Hello everyone, follow more women on Twitter, and retweet them more often. https://t.co/OQ52vpD1b5
Retweeted by JoAnn BalingitI’m of the opinion that masses of people booing the president on one of the stupidly few occasions he’s ever been f… https://t.co/2RISr6VLpy
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10/29
2019
Count on baseball fans⚾️🥎⚾️
10/28
2019
@mooncake I’m so sorry about the rough night! You’re doing a good job ❤️ @swa_roc Too many ghosts in the room?
10/27
2019
“Struggling through the work is extremely important—more important to me than publishing it.” —Toni Morrison https://t.co/9ra2gdrQGU
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10/26
2019
@aireadee Which poem to memorize
10/25
2019

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