ABOUT the Founder
Ina Cariño is a Filipinx American poet with an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University. Their poetry appears in Apogee, Wildness, Waxwing, New England Review, and Tupelo Quarterly, among other journals. Ina is a Kundiman fellow, a Best of the Net finalist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, a recipient of fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, and is the 2021 Alice James Award winner.
Through their writing, Ina explores themes such as the transformation of the brown body through space + time, the lived experience of being an immigrant in America, and the deeply impactful effects of existing in diaspora. They hope to find paths to not just justice, but also to healing—of self and of community.