jenny c. lares is a spoken word poet based in Maryland and Washington, DC. She was the Founding Executive Director of Sulu DC, an arts organization with the mission of nurturing artistic growth and building connections and community within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the DC metro area.
A former open mic host at Busboys and Poets, she has featured at local poetry and art venues including Artomatic, Mothertongue, and Bloombars, and has performed at the APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit(s), the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, and the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Jenny has also performed at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Colorado State University, and Rutgers University. Her poems can be found in the anthology, Walang Hiya…literature taking risks toward liberatory practice, TAYO Literary Magazine, The Lantern Review and on Bourgeon, an online arts magazine.
She self-published her chapbook, Three Generations, in 2010. In 2011, was recognized as one of 15 AAPI women fiercely redefining woman leadership by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and Angry Asian Man. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
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