TROY CABIDA is a Filipino poet and producer from Las Piñas City, Metro Manila currently based in south west London. Pronouns are he/him.
As a poet, Troy’s recent poems have appeared in harana, TAYO Literary, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Proletarian Poetry, Macmillan and bath magg. He is a former member of the Barbican Young Poets and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. His performing credits include The Milton Court, Battersea Arts Centre, FiliFest, Neptune’s Glitter House for Wayward Poets, Walthamstow Garden Party, The Rap Party, London Queer Writers and BoxedIn. His debut pamphlet War Dove was released under Bad Betty Press in May 2020.
As a producer, Troy’s projects include London open mic night Poetry and Shaah, his debut headline show Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida and Poems for Boys, a one-off poetry night for male-identifying poets to talk about their relationships with masculinity.
Alongside Jessica Nicole Manuel, Troy is a co-founder of Liwayway Kolektibo, an arts and culture network providing space for UK-based Filipino/a/x creatives through showcases, fundraisers and a place to connect.
Troy’s other favourite things include bubble tea, having money, BTS (Jimin bias, Taehyung bias wrecker), spending money, Wonder Woman comics and shelving books quietly on his own at his day job in the library.
He’s currently reading Psychosocial Studies with Foundation Year at Birkbeck, University of London.
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry and Shaah: email@example.com