Janice Lobo Sapigao
Janice Lobo Sapigaois a daughter of immigrants from the Philippines. She is the author of two books of poetry: microchips for millions (2016), and like a solid to a shadow(2017, second edition 2022). She was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Women to Watch in 2017 by KQED Arts. She was a VONA/Voices Fellow and was awarded a Manuel G. Flores Prize, PAWA Scholarship to the Kundiman Poetry Retreat. She is an Associate Professor of English at Skyline College, the 2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, and a Poet Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets.