About the Author
Her first collection, Cut on the Bias, Laughing Fire Press 2016, and feature in recent anthology, The Best 64 Poets
of 2019, Black Mountain Press, depict her world slant as a bi-racial, first-generation immigrant. Her second collection awaits publication.
She promotes diversity in her written and community work:
PUBLICATIONS: New York Times, About Place Journal (others – Cutthroat, Artemis); Prevention magazine (others – UK’s Female First, Tuck); Indiana University, Fredericksburg Literary journals; New Verse News, vox poetica, Snapdragon, many others.
PRESENTATIONS: Indiana Writers Conference; Centennial Virginia Writers Club; Poetry Societies – Virginia, Florida; Miami Actor's Theater; Split This Rock – DC; Woody Guthrie Festival – Oklahoma.
OTHER: Open Mic Emcee (20,100+ YouTube views), Community Program Initiator(e.g., Nasty Women Poets, Social Justice Poets), Member - Arts Boards, Adult Poetry Judge, Collaborative Artists-in-Residency Judge.
The first in her family to finish high school, Patsy Asuncion had a successful public school career, from teacher to Principal of the Year of Palm Beach County, Florida. Upon retirement, grants and program development skills changed to pleasure writing – poetry and short stories. She loves living in Virginia, after many years in South Florida.