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Luisa Igloria

Luisa Igloria


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English Department

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  • Expertise

    Asia
    Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
    Asian American Literature
    Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
    Creative Writing
    Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
    Filipino American Literature
    Poetry, Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Filipino, Filipino American Literature, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial/diasporic literature
  • Research Interests

    Creative Writing; Poetry; Nonfiction; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Women Writers; Filipino and Filipino American Literature
  • 2020: Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2020-22, Office of the Governor of VA; Poetry Society of VA
  • 2019: 2019 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press
  • 2018: Nominee/University Finalist, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: 2018 Center for the Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Prize, Center for the Book Arts
  • 2017: Nominee/University Finalist, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards, Old Dominion University
  • 2017: Featured as Cover Story for Tidewater Women, January 2017 issue: “The Path to Poetry” , Tidewater Women
  • 2016: Distinguished Mention in the Tupelo Press 2016 July Open Reading Poetry Competition , Tupelo Press
  • 2016: Pushcart Prize nomination from The New Verse News for “The Ghosts of Ishinomaki” , Pushcart Prize
  • 2016: Third Prize, 2016 Annual Poetry Superhighway Contest, for “Only Let the Body Find the Chime” , Annual Poetry Superhighway Contest
  • 2016: “Synecdoche,” poem nominated and selected for inclusion in 2016 Inaugural Independent Best American Poetry, Inaugural Independent Best American Poetry
  • 2015: “In the hotel with thin walls and the name of a poet,” Finalist for the 2015 Creative Writing Awards, Aesthetica Magazine (UK)
  • 2015: International Merit Award Citation, Atlanta Review
  • 2015: John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: The Charles O. and Elisabeth C. Burgess 2015 Award for Research and Creativity, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: “The Rain is Writing a Letter,” Finalist for the 2015 Orison Anthology Award for Poetry
  • 2015: 2015 (Inaugural) Resurgence Prize for Poetry, Resurgence Magazine, UK
  • 2015: Luisa A. Igloria on Emily Dickinson, Poetry Daily Poets’ Picks for National Poetry Month, Poetry Daily Poets’ Picks
  • 2014: Featured as AWP Member Spotlight (as MFA Program Director)
  • 2014: Featured by Coastal Virginia Magazine as one of “10 Leading Ladies of the Year” , Coastal Virginia Magazin
  • 2014: Featured by Distinction Magazine in its special edition honoring local writers, Distinction Magazine
  • 2014: Finalist in the 6th annual Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest, Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest
  • 2014: “Certified,” selected as POETRY DAILY’s feature
  • 2014: 2014 Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) Award, National Book Development Board and Manila Critics Circle
  • 2014: 2014 May Swenson Poetry Prize, Utah State University Press
  • 2012: Finalist, 2012 Tusculum Review Poetry Competition, judged by Amy Gerstler; for the poem “Interlude”, Tusculum Review Poetry Competition
  • 2012: Finalist, Doctoral Mentoring Awards, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Philippines Free Press Literary Award – First Prize for Poetry , Philippines Free Press
  • 2010: Honorable Mention, Potomac Review Poetry Contest, “The Art of Kissing”, Potomac Review
  • 2010: “Paradise”, selected as one of 6 “Best of the Net 2010” Poetry Entries to Asia Writes, by Lee Upton
  • 2009: Finalist, 2009 Narrative Poetry Contest, for “Recycling History” and “On the Difficulty of Discerning Shapes in the Distance”, Narrative Magazine
  • 2009: 2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame Press
  • 2008: Finalist, the first Doctoral Mentoring Awards, Old Dominion University
  • 2007: Finalist, Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Indiana Review
  • 2007: Finalist, Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, selected by Marvin Bell, Crazyhorse Journal
  • 2007: Finalist, Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, "Hunger Mountain", The Vermont College Journal of Arts and Letters
  • 2007: Finalist, Spoon River Poetry Prize, Spoon River Poetry Prize
  • 2007: Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry, for a poetry book published in 2005 ("Trill & Mordent", WordTech Editions, 2005)
  • 2007: James Hearst Poetry Prize, North American Review
  • 2007: Semifinalist, 2007 Blue Lynx Prize, Eastern Washington University Press
  • 2007: Semifinalist, 2007 Paumanok Poetry Prize, Paumanok Poetry Prize
  • 2007: Semifinalist, Crab Orchard Review Open Poetry Competition, for the manuscript "Juan Luna’s Revolver", Crab Orchard Review Open Poetry Competition
  • 2007: Winner, 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, Bellingham Review (May 2007)
  • 2006: Finalist, Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Prize, Comstock Review
  • 2006: Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, Crab Orchard Review
  • 2006: Semifinalist, Rattle Poetry Prize ; 11 finalist + 16 semifinalist poems were selected (or .9%) from a pool of 3,000+ poems , Rattle Poetry Prize
  • 2006: Stephen Dunn Award in Poetry, University of Southern Maine
  • 2005: Calatagan Award for the book "Trill & Mordent", Philippine American Writers and Artists Association, Inc.
  • 2005: Finalist, George Bogin Memorial Award for Poetry, The Poetry Society of America, selected by Joy Harjo
  • 2004: Finalist, Crab Orchard Open Competition in Poetry, Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press
  • 2004: Fugue Poetry Prize, FUGUE Literary Journal award competition in poetry, selected by Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • 2003: Finalist, Dorset Prize in Poetry, Tupelo Press
  • 2003: Finalist, Larry Levis Editors Prize for Poetry, The Missouri Review
  • 2003: Partial Fellowship to the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) in St. Petersburg, Russia, Summer Literary Seminars (SLS)
  • 2003: Pushcart Prize Nomination for poetry, for “Tree of Watchfulness” , Pushcart Prize
  • 2003: Special Mention, The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, for the short story “Wedding Night”, The North American Review
  • 2002: First Runner-up, New Letters Award for Poetry, selected by Maxine Kumin, New Letters Award for Poetry
  • 2001: Fiction Fellowship/Independent Artist Award, Virginia Commission for the Arts
  • 2000: Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Poetry, Philippines Free Press
  • 1999: Centennial Award/Kababaihang Makasaysayan [Historic Women], Philippine Centennial Commission
  • 1999: Finalist, National Book Award for Poetry, for "Songs for the Beginning of the Millennium", Philippines
  • 1999: Finalist, Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Competition, Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Competition
  • 1998: George Kent Prize for Poetry, Poetry journal (Chicago)
  • 1998: Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry, Illinois Arts Council
  • 1998: National Book Award for "Blood Sacrifice", Philippines
  • 1998: Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Poetry, Philippines Free Press
  • 1997: First Prize, English Poetry Category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1997: Leo Benesa Award for Art Criticism, Art Association of the Philippines
  • 1996: First Prize, English Essay category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1996: Palanca Awards for Literature - Hall of Fame Distinction , Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1996: Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Poetry, Philippines Free Press
  • 1995: Charles Goodnow Endowed Award for Poetry, Chicago Bar Association
  • 1995: Filipino American Hall of Fame, Chicago
  • 1995: National Book Award for Poetry, for "Encanto", Philippines
  • 1995: Second Prize, English Poetry category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1994: First and Second Prizes, English Poetry category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1994: Grand Prize, English Essay category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1994: Honorable Mention, English Poetry category, Philippines Free Press Literary awards
  • 1994: Outstanding Alumni/Professional Award in Humanities, University of the Philippines Alumni Association
  • 1994: Semifinalist, John and Grace Nuveen International Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1993: Charles Goodnow Endowed Award for Poetry, Chicago Bar Association
  • 1993: Grand Prize, English Essay category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1993: National Book Award for "Cartography", Philippines
  • 1993: Third Prize, the first Procyon Prize for Poetry, Procyon Prize for Poetry
  • 1993: University of the Philippines President’s Outstanding Publications Award
  • 1991: Third Prize, English Short Story category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1990: National Book Award for "Cordillera Tales", Philippines
  • 1988: Black Warrior Literary Award, University of Alabama and Black Warrior Review
  • 1988: Third Prize, English Poetry category, Palanca Awards for Literature
  • 1986: Third Prize, English Poetry category, Palanca Awards for Literature, Palanca Awards
  • 1984: First Prize, English Poetry category, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature , Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award