Janice Sapigao is a Pinay performance poet, writer and educator born and raised in San Jose, CA. Her work has been published in Maganda Magazine, In Motion Magazine’s “100 Poems of Solidarity for Haiti”, the Urban Confustions Journal, TAYO Literary Magazine, Stone Highway Review, AngryAsianMan.com, tropmag.com and Words Apart Mag, among others. Her poem “My Hip Hop Creation Story” is forthcoming in the anthology Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipino America (Cognella Publishing, 2014).
She is at work on manuscripts that began at CalArts – a book of poetry entitled microchips for millions and a novel, Where Did You Get All Those English From?
She has performed her poetry at various book readings, open mics, classroom settings and community- and student-initiated events in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles. She enjoys playing with stuffed animals, drinking green tea, running and cooking. She co-founded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump. She lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Skyline College and San Jose City College.