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 has been a member of the Barbican Young Poets and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. His poems have appeared in Bukambibig, harana, TAYO Literary, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Macmillan. His performing credits include The Milton Court, Barbican Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Walthamstow Garden Party, Bare Lit Festival, The Rap Party and Caravansérail. His debut pamphlet with Bad Betty Press will be released in May 2020, titled War Dove.
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 and Liwayway, an open mic night for British-Filipinx poets, singers and rappers.
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.
Troy can be contacted through:
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry and Shaah: email@example.com