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Janice Lobo Sapigao was born and raised in San José, California. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of like a solid to a shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light/ Nightboat Books, 2017) and microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016). A VONA/Voices Fellow, Sapigao was awarded a Manuel G. Flores Prize PAWA Scholarship to the Kundiman Poetry Retreat and was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Women to Watch in 2017. She is a poetry editor at Angel City Review and a co-founder of Sunday Jump, an open mic in Los Angeles. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Skyline College and the poet laureate of Santa Clara County, California.
In 2020, Janice Lobo Sapigao was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.