Thursday, March 16, 2006

thank you!


Buy Letters to Martha now! :)

Saturday, March 11, 2006


haaaaaaaaaaay! these books are good to go. for more info please visit the "buy" page!

exciting? YES!

Wednesday, March 8, 2006



also, Letters to Martha will be available online at by next week. i'll have purchase options available, too!

i'm blinding myself with all this excitement! :) but dang, i got homework to do! toodles!

p.s. a couple of layout changes, too.

Monday, March 6, 2006

Artist Exchange!

A great heartfelt thanks to those of you who have really helped me through this process! hi5s to Stephen, Omar, and Chaz!
(Letters to Martha be ready for purchase next week! exciting!)

Asian Arts Initiative 2006 Artist Exchange Performance Event
Friday, March 17 / 8 p.m.
$8 admission; $6 for members

Asian Arts Initiative:

1315 Cherry St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Over a dozen artists from throughout the country share their new work
in a multi-disciplinary showcase, and reveal through spoken word,
dance, theater, and poetry, their multi-faceted explorations of the
hot topics of gentrification and displacement—and the role of the arts
in fighting or furthering these complex dynamics!

Featured Artists:

Mango Tribe: Jen Cendana Armas (Queens, NY), Kay Barrett (Chicago,
IL), Sarwat Rumi (Chicago, IL), Marian Yalini Thambynayagam (Brooklyn,
NY), San Tong (New York, NY), Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (Brooklyn, NY)

Rodney Camarce – Philadelphia, PA

Ching-In Chen – Boston, MA

Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil – Cary, NC

Mytili Jagannathan – Philadelphia, PA

Pradeepa Jeevamanoharan – Minneapolis, MN

Achinta McDaniel – Venice, CA

Michelle Myers – Swedesboro, NJ

Alison Park – Philadelphia, PA

Hanalei Ramos – Jersey City, NJ

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha – Toronoto, ON

Kristina Wong – Los Angeles, CA


<TWEAKED on August 20ish, 2006

(?day 3:15 am)


I'm confirmed for NAASCON 2006 @ Northwestern University--- check me out on Saturday, Nov.4, ok? new workshops offfeeerrrred! Lies About Love (domestic violence.partner abuse) and The Universe In My Palm (a women-only creative writing workshop!)

Hey y'all! Here's what I've been working on:

Expect some updates on the treehouse SOON! IN A LITTLE BIT! (i must have meant "soon" in a broader sense...) NEW CHAPBOOK: foiled stars: a collection of poems and prosetry by hanalei ramos (with cover illustration/printing by JesseO!) will be out on September 10th! my short story collabo with jesse O! expect it in its fully published glory by summer 2007! (but we will have product before that...) a SOLO show (whaaaaaaaaat?) Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence On Women will hopefully be debuted in January 2007!!!!! getting funny! I AM FUNNY! celebrate, peasants!

and my inner nerd has been feeding on the Japanese children's show, "Pitagora Suicchi," for inspiration!

learn the algorithm march! new and improved with ninjas! I STILL RECOMMMEND THE ALGORITHM MARCH! I hope life is stellar! <3



Quick Bio

Hanalei Ramos is a very nice person and a stereotypical aquarius. FACT: while it is a common misconception that “aquarius, the water bearer” is a water sign, it is not. It is actually an air sign! Other than that, she is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, a mass-based organization for Filipinas in the NYC area. Hanalei has also toured around the country as a performer and is the author of Foiled Stars, Letters to Martha, and the one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know. Hanalei currently lives and works in her native Jersey City, NJ. For more information about her, please visit

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