Janice Sapigao

Janice Lobo Sapigao is a daughter of Filipina/o immigrants.  She is the author of Like a Solid to a Shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017) and microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016). She is a VONA/Voices and Kundiman fellow and the associate editor of TAYO Literary Magazine. She co-founded Sunday Jump open mic in L.A. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing from CalArts. 

Apertures, Wishes and Questions:

A Review & Commendation for all of the Loves and People in Jason Magabo Perez’s This is for the mostless

… if I did, in fact, go ahead & kill myself, where, oh, where would all the people live?


The poems in Jason Magabo Perez’s This is for the mostless are constellations of arrivals and departures, tales of a movement that almost never landed because the destination never wanted Filipinos here. As brown Asians, as Filipinos who make up one-fifth of the total AAPI population: this makes us the mostless.