Janice Lobo Sapigao


Janice Lobo Sapigao (she/her) is a Filipina American writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of two books of poetry: microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016), which is about immigrant women workers in Silicon Valley; and like a solid to a shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017 by way of Nightboat Books), which is about her father, family lineage, and learning Ilokano. She authored two published chapbooks, "toxic city" (tinder tender press, 2015), and "you don’t know what you don’t know" (Mondo Bummer Chapbooks, 2016). She was the 2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, and a 2020 Poet Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets. She is a full-time, tenured Associate Professor of English at Skyline College where she directs the Honors Transfer Program and teaches in the CIPHER (Hip Hop) Learning Community. She is an introvert, earrings collector, and expert at napping. She is always working on some writing project, somehow. Source