A New Cadence Poetry Series
Joseph T. Oliva Arriola
reading from their works
January 30th, 2010
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Michelle Bautista is a poet, performer, and martial arts teacher. Her first book, Kali's Blade, based on her Pinoy Poetics (Meritage Press, 2004) essay on the intersection of Filipino martial arts and poetry, was released in December 2006 from Meritage Press. Her work can also be seen in TMP Irregular, Muse Apprentice Guild, Babaylan (Aunt Lute, 2001), and Going Home to a Landscape (Calyx, 2003).
Tuhan Joseph T. Oliva Arriola is a practicing attorney in the area personal-finance and is the master of the Arriola School of Kamatuuran Kali Jin. He was a farm worker and grew up in a pool hall. He has written extensively for such magazines as Black Belt Magazine and Inside Kung Fu. He has taught Filipino stick fighting and kamatuuran philosophy in seminars in North America and Europe. His short story "The Pool Hall" was published in the book "Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild". He will be reading from his novel "Journeys Within: the Princess Arisen".
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