Paolo Javier

The former Queens Borough Poet Laureate (2010-2014), Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, Westchester County; El-Ma’adi, Cairo; Burnaby and North Delta, Metro Vancouver. He’s produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur’lyeh/ Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours, and was a featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes. He recently completed his fifth full-length book of poetry, OBB aka The Original Brown Boy a weird postcolonial techno dreampop comics poem that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion (forthcoming, Nightboat spring 2021).

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