Yvanna Vien Tica



Yvanna Vien Tica is a Filipina writer with a hearing impairment who grew up in Manila and a suburb near Chicago. A high school senior, she is the 2021 Hippocrates Young Poet, the Winner of the 1455 Teen Poetry Contest, and has been invited to read a poem virtually in a 2021 UN Climate Change Conference event. She has also been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, The Kenyon Review, The Young Playwrights Festival, Princeton University's Creative Writing Department, The Poetry Society UK, and Aster Lit. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Verse Daily, The Rumpus, Hobart, Shenandoah, and Poet Lore, among others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Faith Review, an Executive Editor for Polyphony Lit and a Poetry Reader for Muzzle Magazine. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying nature and thanking God for another day. She tweets @yvannavien.


Selected Poems (Online):
"Pastured" - The Interlochen Review
"Burial Customs" - The Rising Phoenix Review
"sampaguita as alien species" - EX/POST Magazine
"Thanksgiving in Tagalog" - Eunoia Review
"in our first suburb," - Indigo Literary Journal
"Nanay's Advice on Becoming a Woman" - Touchstone Literary Magazine, Editor's Pick, selected by Winniebell Zong
"Poem in which I explain what the world is like without my hearing aids" & "Song of Solomon: An Epilogue" - Up the Staircase Quarterly
"Years Later, I Confront Unopened Balikbayan Boxes" - Rust + Moth
"Aubade on my first day as Manila native" - Hobart
"In the mall, I realize my tongue is diagnosed with identity crisis" - Peach Magazine
"Before Anointment" - Fare Forward
"Postcolonial Secrets" - Lumiere Review
"At a Wake, I Confront" - 1455 Literary Arts
"my father teaches me the names of near-forgotten wars" - DIALOGIST (Web Weekly Feature in Verse Daily)
"Rites of Becoming a White Lady" - Strange Horizon's Southeast Asia Poetry Special Issue
"Prayer for the Kababayan" - decomp journal
"The Ocean Makes Creatures of Us" - The Poetry Society UK
"The deluge is not enough to heal." - Polyphony Lit
"False Ancestry" - Perhappened

Selected Poems (Print):
"I Waited Through the Storm" - in Brought to Sight & Swept Away: A Poetry Anthology About Time by Vita Brevis Press
"Euphemisms for Cancer" (Winner of 2021 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize) - 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

Forthcoming Poems:
"Migrating" - Shenandoah
"Dear Midwest I haven't visited in years," - Whale Road Review
"Cinematic Study on Guilt - chosen by Tarfia Faizullah for her folio on Strangeness and Surrealism in Poet Lore
"Three Days Without Resurrection" - Farside Review
"The Divisoria still haunts you, &" - Poet Lore
"Creation Myth in Tagalog" & "Awit for Rizal" - The Rumpus

"Decision Shopping" - CHEAP POP


National Silver Medals in Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Novel Writing - The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition
American Voices Nomination (1/5 best writing pieces in the Midwest Region) for Novel Writing - The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition
Semi-Finalist - The Young Playwrights Competition
Finalist - The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize (The Kenyon Review)
Honorable Mention - The Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Contest sponsored by Princeton University
Longlisted - Human Cell Atlas Challenge - The Poetry Society UK
Starlit Award in Poetry - Spring 2021 Aster Lit
Certificate of Superior Writing - NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing
Winner - 2021 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Winner - 1455’s 3rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Web Weekly Feature (August 9, 2021) - Verse Daily
Nominated for Best of the Net - Touchstone Literary Magazine
Commended - Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis - The Poetry Society UK



Editor-in-Chief - The Faith Review (March 2020 - Present)
Executive Editor - Polyphony Lit (February 2020 - Present)
Poetry Reader - Muzzle Magazine (May 2021 - Present)

Teen Guest Editor - Inlandia: A Literary Journey (February 2021 - April 2021)
Poetry Editor - The Global Youth Review (February 2021 - August 2021)


Content Intern - The Adroit Journal (December 2019 - May 2020)
Editorial Intern - Fiveable (February 2021 - Present)


Student in Creative Writing - Interlochen Arts Academy (2018-2019)
Mentee - The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program under Kate Gaskin (2019)
Literature, Philosophy, & Culture - Yale Young Global Scholars (2021)
Narrating Yourself - Kelly Writers House (2021)

The Red Wheelbarrow Issue Launch (February 2019)
1455 Teen Poetry Reading (July 2021)
United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) for Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge (November 2021)


For any questions, hellos, or random convos, email me at [email protected]