West Coast origins +Southern Fried upbringing+East Coast funky

+Balibayan Shuffling=Expatriate Longing.

Always feeling out of context because the familiar is still foreign.

Belonging neither here or there and yet a true and loyal citizen of the world.

Lifelong student.  Traveler.  Writer.

September 23, 2014. Two of my essays, “Rewrite Your Story” and  “I See You: From One Divine Soul to Another” are featured on Pinay.com.

May 5, 2014.  My poem “Lament” has been included in the anthology, “VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA,” created to raise funds for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.  To purchase a copy, click here.

November 26, 2013.  Check out my article “3 Magic Words You Should Say Today” at Purposefairy.com

November 4, 2013.  Two of my poems are featured on the Writing Through Your Divorce blog.  And the debut of my new blog The Authentic Heart.

February 15, 2012.  Working with the Filipino American National Historical Society, Hampton Roads chapter, on a series of short films.  Here is one that I made of a trip to South America from last summer:


June 29, 2011.  Please check out my blog experiment at dearfrancisco.tumblr.com,

a dialogue between two people about the topic of love.

May 27, 2011.  “Awan” was highlighted in a book review on Hawaii Book Blog.  You can read that review here.

May 16, 2011.  My latest short story, “Awan,” is now out in issue 98 of Bamboo Ridge.  It can be purchased from their website here.

May 17, 2010.  I am a recipient of an Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, awarded by the Durham Arts Council.  The awards ceremony is June 3rd, 2010.  For more details, click here.

May 22, 2010.  The podcast of the Hawaii Public Radio program ALOHA SHORTS featuring the reading of my poem, “My Grandfather, the New American,” is now online at bambooridge.com

Jennifer Santos Madriaga