Today's poem is "Dearest Federico"
from Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater

Lithic Press

Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Eugene, Oregon. His publications include Fawn Language (Tebot Bach), and Echolalia in Script - A Collection of Asemic Writing (Orison Books). His poems and visual art portfolios have appeared in various journals including Narrative, december Magazine, Cream City Review, and basalt Magazine; and his collection of poems, Diary of Collected Summers, won the first place award in the 7th Annual Missouri Review Audio Competition in poetry. Roxas-Chua has received four Pushcart nominations and has been invited to read at local government events and for the Oregon State Legislature. In early 2017 he appeared in a live broadcast of Dear Sugar Radio at the Aladdin Theater in support of #writeourdemocracy/ #writersresist.

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About Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater:

"Sam Roxas-Chua's poetry is swirling and galactic, vividly sensual, and delightfully stubborn in its refusal to entertain simple answers to queries of blood, faith, and desire. Surreal yet rooted in palpable color and history, this poet's vision transcends oceans, blends geographies and bleeds a multi-tongued heritage for us to better find ourselves. We need more maps like this in the world, and cartographers of language like Sam Roxas Chua ?."
—Tyehimba Jess

"Sam Roxas-Chua is a natural. He is an exciting and original poet of profound imagination that can lift off from any situation...an artist through and through."
—Marvin Bell

"Every now and then a unique, distinctive voice will appear on the literary scene, as if from out of nowhere. Such is the case with Sam Roxas-Chua. His mysterious poems teem with apparitions of the marvelous, as if we have entered some other dimension. His imagination is haunted by family and the primal scene, with ancestral spirits from China and the Philippines. Here are poems that push the boundaries of language, that shimmer with almost a mythic or visionary quality, poems that encounter what he calls 'luminous questions.' There is such a richness and amplitude in his work. The poems in Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater will take you on a journey to where you have never been before."
—Joseph Stroud

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