About the Author
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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.