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Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013).
He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country.
His publishing credits include World Literature Today, Muzzle Magazine, Lantern Review, and other publications. Jason performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show “Locus of Control” in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.
[…] Jason Bayani is a writer, organizer and artistic director of Kearny Street Workshop, the country’s oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization. Bayani is the author of Locus (2019) and Amulet (2013). After writing Locus, which was part of a larger and very involved project, Bayani fell away from writing for a time. Now with the pandemic and social uprising, he finds himself questioning where he wants to go with his work, what his place is now and what he can contribute. His work as an organizer is critical now and Bayani feels a strong pull to show up for his community. To hear more about his work in all roles as well as further discussion of how the author sees his place in the times we now find ourselves in, listen to the complete interview. […]