Poet and longtime senior advocate Al Robles brings generations of Filipinos together through poetry and “talk story” oral history presentations.
Born and raised in San Francisco’s Fillmore district, Al has devoted his life to serving the needs of the elderly. He founded the Manilatown Senior Center in the 1980s and currently works for Self-Help for the Elderly.
Known affectionately as the poet laureate of the Filipino community, Al has frequently read with Janice Mirikitani, Genny Lim, Jack Hirschman and other great poets.
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