Frankie Concepcion

Frankie Concepcion is a Pushcart-nominated writer from the Philippines. She is an alumnus of the Tin House Writing Workshop, an editor for GRLSQUASH, and a 2019 Undocupoets Fellow. Her work has been published internationally in journals such as Bodega Magazine, Waxwing Literary Journal, The Toast, and Filipino news platform, Rappler. In 2019, Frankie became a permanent resident of the U.S. after living in Boston for almost a decade. That same year, she founded the Boston Immigrant Writers Salon: a community to empower and inspire immigrant voices. Find her at  


Curated for National Poetry Month as part of "When did you first recognize me as your own?: A Folio of Undocupoets Fellows"

This April, to recognize and honor National Poetry Month, we curated a folio of poems by four Asian American Undocupoets Fellows. This page features Frankie Concepcion's "Flash Bang" and "Call Me a Grave Robber." We invite you to take a moment to read the other poems in this collection here.

— Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Poetry Editor


Flash Bang