TROY CABIDA is a Filipino poet, editor and producer from Las Piñas City, Metro Manila currently based in south west London. Pronouns are he/him.
As a poet, Troy’s work has appeared in Bukambibig, harana, TAYO Literary, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Macmillan. He is a former member of the Barbican Young Poets and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, with performing credits including DIY Space for London, The Milton Court, Barbican Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, FiliFest, Walthamstow Garden Party, Bare Lit Festival, The Rap Party and BoxedIn. His debut pamphlet War Dove was released under Bad Betty Press in May 2020.
As editor, Troy has edited The Murmur House and Siblíní Journal as senior editor and Issues 3-7 of the Thought Notebook by Thought Collection Publishing. He is also editor for “30 Days Dry” by Chicago poet-playwright Robert Eric Shoemaker.
As a producer, Troy’s projects include London open mic night Poetry and Shaah, his debut headline show Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida, Poems for Boys, a night that gives space for male-identifying poets to talk about their relationships with masculinity. He is also a member of Liwayway, an art collective providing space for UK-based Filipinx creatives.
Troy’s other favourite things include bubble tea, having money, BTS (Jimin bias, Taehyung bias wrecker), spending money, Wonder Woman 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