Michael A. Rosegrant (they/them) is a poet descending from Philippine islands and “American” farmlands who resides on ancestral land of the Massachusett. They sing for their ancestors—blood and otherwise—who could not. Currently, they’re unlearning fear of their own rage to center presence, magic, and history in their work of locally dismantling oppression. They create/share art in communities including Arts Connect International, BCYF Grove Hall Senior Center, Pao Arts Center, American Repertory Theatre, UMass Boston, and Boston University. michaelrosegrant.com & @michael_arose on IG/Twitter.