Patrick Rosal

Patrick Rosal, the son of Ilokano immigrants, is a multidisciplinary artist and the author of four books of poetry. He is the recipient of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets for his collection Brooklyn Antediluvian, as well as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Research Scholar Program. For the last twenty years, he has performed at hundreds of venues internationally and throughout the U.S. He is a professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden.


It’s getting hard for me to remember what it was like before I was a tree. What the news reports don’t tell you is how this all started as a little pain between my legs. A small throb. I thought …

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