Tony DelaRosa is California by chance and Cambridge by choice. He’s a Filipinx-American Educator, Writer, Spoken Word Poet, Social Activist and budding Sriracha Chef. He is a cofounder of Indy Pulse, a citywide youth spoken word organization in Indianapolis and founder and Executive Director of Boston Pulse Poetry (in Greater Boston, MA). As a current graduate student in the Arts in Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, he serves as the Co-Chair for the Pan-Asian Coalition for Education, Tri-Chair for the 16th Annual Alumni of Color Conference and Communications Fellow through the Voice Program. Find out more about his work by visiting CNN, The Hechinger Report and NPR.
Tony DelaRosa’s litany of love to “My Lunch Box” is the poem of my inner child’s dreams. Truth and imagination dressed equally in delightful musicality, brace yourself for the devastating (empowering?) evolution from “lunchbox” to “Lunchable.” To every reader whose lunchbox was (or is) “everyone’s ‘yuck my yum,’” you’re welcome.
— Eugenia Leigh, Poetry Editor
My Lunch Box
after Clint Smith