Jason Bayani MFA '10

Amulet, the first poetry collection of national Poetry Slam veteran Jason Bayani MFA, delves into the hard truths of life as a Filipino-American. Literary Death Match winner Bayani is co-founder of an Asian-American spoken word collective. as Barbara Jane Reyes, author of Poeta en San Francisco and Diwata describes his work, “Strong-willed and smart, the language of Bayani’s poems pops and bangs, punches, hurls bricks and then does not inch from tenderness.”