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Paolo Javier

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b. 1974

Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Katonah, New York; Cairo, Egypt; and Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned his MFA from Bard College and worked in experimental theater before moving to New York City, where he still lives. Javier’s collections of poetry include The Feeling Is Actual (2011); 60 lv bo(e)mbs (2005); the time at the end of this writing (2004), recipient of a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award; and Court of the Dragon (2015), which Publisher’s Weekly called “a linguistic time machine.” He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Queens Council on the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. For more than ten years, he edited and published the experimental art and poetry journal 2nd Avenue Poetry. From 2010–2014, Javier was poet laureate of Queens, New York.

Paolo Javier

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b. 1974

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