Luisa A. Igloria

Luisa A. Igloria is the winner of the 2015 Resurgence Prize (UK), the world's first major award for ecopoetry, selected by former UK poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. She is the author of Bright as Mirrors Left in the Grass (Kudzu House Press eChapbook selection for Spring 2015), Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (selected by Mark Doty for the 2014 May Swenson Prize, Utah State University Press), Night Willow (Phoenicia Publishing, Montreal, 2014), The Saints of Streets (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2013), Juan Luna’s Revolver (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame Press), and nine other books. She teaches on the faculty of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University, which she directed from 2009-2015.

July Lit: "Invisibles" by Luisa A. Igloria

For July, we bring you a timely new poem by Luisa A. Igloria, rich with the imagery of abundance, to highlight the quiet solitude of the laborers and immigrants who work behind the scenes to allow for these riches others enjoyed.

-- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor



 “Ten thousand joys, ten thousand sorrows— which are more beautiful…”

                                                                               ~ Nic Sebastian