Luis H. Francia’s latest collection of poems is Tattered Boat. His other poetry collections include The Beauty of Ghosts, Museum of Absences, and The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Language for a New Century and Love Rise Up! ! His poems have been translated into Spanish, German, and Filipino.
His memoir, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers awards. RE, a collection of his essays and reviews will be released in early 2015. Included in the Library of America’s Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing, Francia was given an award this year by the national Union of Philippine Writers for his poetry and nonfiction. He is on the faculty of Asian American Studies at New York University and Hunter College. Members of the 99 Percent, he and his wife Midori live in Queens.