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As an MFA candidate at Iowa State University, Caroliena primarily writes about food, environmentalism, science, feminism, sexuality, and being Filipino American. Below is a list of her recent publications.


“Star Count of Orion” – JMWW Journal, January 22nd, 2020

“How To Grow Basil” – Barren Magazine, Issue No. 11; reprint in Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry from Gnashing Teeth Publishing, December 2019

“Building Bridges” – Minetta Review, Spring 2013


“True Story” – As It Ought To Be Magazine, January 27th, 2020

“Pseudonymous” – Eunoia Review, December 29th, 2019

“Sonnet With A Final Supper” – The Orchards Poetry Review, Winter 2019 Issue

“When I start paying attention” – Lyrical Iowa, November 2019

“Sonnet Feeding Friends” – From The Edge, Autumn 2019 Issue (journal website down as of December 2019)

Blogs & Newsletters

Use It Up: Fight Food Waste! – Corbin Hill Food Project Newsletter, September 26, 2017

The premiere of “In Defense of Food” – Food Forests Forever, December 1, 2015