Photo by: Jeff Shu-Ho Eikichi Lane

Irene Suico Soriano is an immigrant Filipina American poet, independent literary curator and Shelter/Animal Rights advocate providing resources to aid the rescue of geriatric and terminally ill dogs and cats that enter LA’s city and county shelter system. Her poems have appeared in, among others Philippines Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Solidarity Journal, Flippin’: Filipinos on America (AAWW), Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers (Aunt Lute) and Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry (Rattapallax Press). She is a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow and was featured in the Los Angeles Times for her curatorial participation in the groundbreaking NEA funded “World Beyond Poetry Festival” that featured over 100+ poets from the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

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