Jason Bayani is a graduate of Saint Mary’s M.F.A. program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene, and his work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry Slam anthology, Rattapallax, Write Bloody’s classroom anthology–– Learn Then Burn—and other publications. As a member of seven National Poetry Slam teams, he’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist and represented Oakland at the International World Poetry Slam. He is also one of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze, and has been an organizer for the Asian and Pacific Islander Poetry and Spoken Word Summit. His first book, Amulet, was published in 2013 through Write Bloody Press and has garnered acclaim in literary magazines such as Zyzzyva and Glint. He is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country.
Photo credit: Maragrita Corporan
- Born: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Based: San Francisco, CA, USA