SAM ROXAS-CHUA
poetry | visual art

THE MOON IS A COLD FRUIT 02/2017

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YOU ARE AS DEEP AS YOU BREATHE 02/2017

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BIOLOGICAL FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM PAGE 1 OF 1 01/2017

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21 PSALMS FROM THE MIDDLE TONGUE 01/2017

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Dear America, 01/2017

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Bergamot – Paalam 01/2017

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NOTES FROM THE QUIETRY · 18″ x 25″ 01/2017

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Pietà inspired by my friend Lawrence Wheeler 01/2017

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Happy New Year! 12/2016

Happy New Year everyone. May you find deep contentment and be
happy for no reason in the New Year. May we all be the change
the world needs.

Strange is our situation here upon Earth,
Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why,
Yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose,
From the standpoint of daily life, however,
There is one thing we do know:
That we are here for the sake of each other,
Above all, for those upon whose smile and well-being
Our own happiness depends.
And also for the countless unknown souls
With whose fate we are connected
By a bond of sympathy.

~ Albert Einstein

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For Betty 12/2016

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男孩 12/2016

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PULSE ANATOMY 12/2016

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Dear Sugar Radio | #WRITERSRESIST | January 15, 2017 – PORTLAND 12/2016

Portland, Oregon »»» Mark your calendars!

Join Us For Dear Sugar Radio LIVE! The Sugars are coming to the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, on January 15th, 2017, for Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist, Portland Edition.

http://www.wbur.org/dearsugar/2016/12/09/dear-sugar-radio-live

Writers Resist is a multi-city event organized by writers and activists across the nation seeking to “re-inaugurate” a shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech and the fundamental ideals of democracy.

The Sugars will be joined by some of their favorite Portland-based writers, including Samiya Bashir, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Rene Denfeld, Zahir Janmohamed, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Cari Luna, Sam Roxas-Chua and Lidia Yuknavitch. They’ll also be taking your questions about how to move forward as a nation during this time of tremendous division and uncertainty.

Plus, music from Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Wonderly and Angela Freeman.

We hope to see you there!<

Purchase tickets here:

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ORISON BOOKS – Thank you.


Happy News! I’m thrilled to announce that Orison Books in North Carolina will be publishing an all asemic writing/art book in late 2017. It’s an honor to have my work be featured by a book publisher that supports poetry and visual arts.


Image: “Medicine” · 30 ft. scroll

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BAHAY 12/2016

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RED SWAN 11/2016

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TREE OF RESISTANCE 11/2016

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TURTLE, RED TURTLE—WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

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NEW SCRIPT FOR NEW MONSTERS 11/2016

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FOUL FRUIT 11/2016

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PAPER & MEMORY 11/2016

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NEW GODS & NEW MYTHS AGAINST WHITE NATIONALISTS 11/2016

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FIELD JOURNAL: SANCTUARY 11/2016

I couldn’t see the silver lining so I worked with silver ink to make sense of the elections tonight. Here is a nest, a temporary sanctuary for days to come—loud days of gun shots in the hills, wahoos and their newly sharpened heads. Impermanence is the real lesson to learn here and it’s an honor to fall and get up again with all of you.

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THORN & SWAY 11/2016

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BELUGA DREAM FLOTILLA 10/2016

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R I S E 10/2016

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A Few Hours After This · The Cure 10/2016

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· FIN · 10/2016

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· BARDO · 10/2016

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BOYS DON’T CRY · A song for a fractured foot. :( 10/2016

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· MATULOG KA NA · 09/2016

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Protected: Asemic writing, drawing, ceramics, paper carving 09/2016

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Star by Derek Walcott 09/2016


Star by Derek Walcott

If, in the light of things, you fade
real, yet wanly withdrawn
to our determined and appropriate
distance, like the moon left on
all night among the leaves, may
you invisibly delight this house;
O star, doubly compassionate,
who came too soon for twilight,
too late for dawn,
may your pale flame
direct the worst in us
through chaos
with the passion
of plain day.

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· Carolyn’s Fingers by The Cocteau Twins · 09/2016

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· LOW TIDE CINEMA · 09/2016

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· FIRE SWALLOWS ME ·

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· VASES · 09/2016

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· SAM @ WORK ·

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Reading and Asemic Presentation • Sunday, September 11, 2016 • Stayton, OR 09/2016

Video: North Beach, Port Townsend, Washington
Audio sample: This Mortral Coil

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G I A N T · I W I L L F I G H T Y O U · 09/2016

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| T H E L O N G E S T W A L K H O M E | 09/2016

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| T H E S L O W A R P E G G I O O F G O L D B R E A T H S | 08/2016

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The Slow Arpeggio of Gold Breaths | 13″x19″ | Squid ink and japanese gold watercolor

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| M O T H E R & C H I L D |

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| D O N ‘ T L E T M E F O R G E T Y O U | 08/2016

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Don’t Let Me Forget You · 13″x19″

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| A N T L E R H O U S E | 08/2016

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New series using my last bottle of squid ink.

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| A L E T T E R T O M Y A D O P T I V E F A T H E R W H O I S S O M E W H E R E I N T H E C O S M O S | 08/2016

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Special thanks to Rebecca Childers for teaching me how to write in the absence of alphabets.

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FORTUNE PRESENTS GIFTS NOT ACCORDING TO THE BOOK 08/2016

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| U R C H I N D R E A M S | 08/2016

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| B A S T A R D S O N | 08/2016

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| A P O T H E O S I S | 08/2016

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| P A R A L L E L |

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| T I D A L | 07/2016

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| Y O U R S P I N E , M Y L A D D E R | 07/2016

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| P I L G R I M | 07/2016

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| A F T E R T H E C A R N I V A L | 07/2016

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| B A L L A D O F T H E B U R N I N G T O N G U E | 07/2016

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| M E R T H I O L A T E | 07/2016

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| C A T H E D R A L S | 07/2016

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| P A R A B L E S | 07/2016

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| T H E A U D A C I T Y O F A R E D S W A N | 07/2016

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AN EVENING WITH MARVIN BELL – A READING WITH CONVERSATION | 28 JUNE 2016 [Photos & Audio Recording]

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| S T O N E S C R I P T S B Y A N O R A N G E B A Y | 07/2016

STONE SCRIPTS BY AN ORANGE BAY

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| A L B U L A R I O | 06/2016

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| 835 E. PARK STREET, #205 | 06/2016

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| T H E Q U I E T R Y | 06/2016

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| A L W A Y S S T A Y I N T H E P E R I P H E R Y O F P O E T R Y | 06/2016

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| B A G U I O | 05/2016

Isa siyang ampon nang galing sa Baguio.baguio

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| T H I R S T Y T I G E R | 05/2016

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| W O U N D | 05/2016

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| C U R S E & S W A L L O W | 05/2016

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| A L A M A T | 05/2016

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| A K I N G P I L I P I N A S | 05/2016

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| H Y M N A L |

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| S A C R A M E N T | 05/2016

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| MOTHERLING | 05/2016

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| P A L P A T E T H E T H I R D R I B , B R E A K I T I F Y O U H A V E T O | 05/2016

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Photos from [sub]Urban Projections – Digital Art & Media Festival and the Lan Su Chinese Garden reading 04/2016

Photos by: SeenEugene, Greg Coggins, and Greg Wilson.

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You and Many 04/2016

Only because I’m a ham and I had a dream last night that I read to an empty room at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. There’s something haunting and beautiful about that place and I’m super excited to read there because it reminds me of my grandmother’s garden back in the Philippines.

So here’s a poem I will read tomorrow called You and Many. Come see this unhip poet read his works will you? There’s also a question and answer period so I’ll reveal some secrets. xo

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Lan Su Chinese Garden | April 24, 2016 at 3PM 04/2016

Portland friends: Just a reminder. I’ll be reading my poetry this Sunday at the Lan Su Chinese Garden at 3PM. I hope to see you there and thanks again for supporting my work.
 
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Ritual @ [sub]Urban Projections – Digital Art & Media Festival | April 21, 2016 | The Hult Center

April 21, 2016

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A Collection of Eyelashes on Paper | Mika Aono & Sam Roxas-Chua
Photo by Gregory Patrick Coggin

Thank you to everyone who came out to see all the wonderful performances and art installations. One of the best moments for me was the moment of silence for Prince.

Art in Eugene is alive and well!

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| A Q U I C K N O T E T O M A R V I N | 04/2016

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| LAN SU CHINESE GARDEN – Poetry Reading | 04/2016

Portland friends: Come join me at the Lan Su Chinese Garden next Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM. There’s a Q&A after the reading, so be prepared with answers, ’cause I’ve got a whole lot of questions! 🙂 Feel free to invite your friends.

Lan Sun Chinese Garden

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| P R E S C R I P T | 04/2016

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| PERFORMANCE WITH ARTIST MIKA AONO | 04/2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8 PM.

I’m part of a collaborative performance piece with my good friend and artist Mika Aono called A Collection of Eyelashes on Paper to be performed at the [sub]Urban Projections – Digital Art & Media Festival in Eugene, Oregon. Plan to arrive early and thank you for your support!


Join us as the Hult Center transforms into a multi-story, multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary experience. (sub)Urban Projections: Ritual intersects dancers, performers, musicians and visual artists with developers and dreamers to push boundaries and discover new worlds of possibilities. Share space with the artists as they explore our rituals through creativity.

Produced by the City of Eugene Cultural Services in collaboration with Harmonic Laboratory and Eugene’s finest technology leaders.http://suburbanprojections.com/about/

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| BIRTH PLACE: 17.7500° N, 142.5000° E | 04/2016

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| M A R T E S | 04/2016

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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| E V E R Y T H I N G H A S A M O U T H | 03/2016

EVERYTHING HAS A MOUTH
A collection of published poems.
4″ x 7″ booklet | $7.00

Order it here.

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| F E E T, B O U N D | 03/2016

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| F I L I O Q U E |

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| I C A N H E A R T H E O C T A V E I N T H E B R U I S E | 03/2016

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| S E A C H A P E L S | 03/2016

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| E S C H A T O L O G Y O F B R E A T H I N G | 03/2016

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| B R I N G O N T H E D A N C I N G H O R S E S | 02/2016

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Cesare Pavese Gente che non capisce luglio 1933 02/2016

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Portland! See you tomorrow!!! 02/2016

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| W A S H I N G M Y F A T H E R ‘ S B O N E S | 02/2016

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