About

Aileen Cassinetto on NBC Asian Pacific America with Dr. Malathi Iyengar & host Robert Handa

Aileen Cassinetto (she/her) is an award-winning poet and social justice advocate. She was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow in 2021, and served as San Mateo County Poet Laureate from 2019 to 2022. The founder of Paloma Press and author of two poetry collections, her work has been featured in POETRY, Fellowship, Dear Poet 2022KALW Public Radio, Metro Film and Arts Foundation, the Japanese American National Museum, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai. She received a Special Congressional Recognition in 2021, and was appointed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Commission on the Status of Women through 2025. She is currently co-editing the anthology, Dear Human at the Edge of Time, forthcoming in Fall 2023.