They kick off the podcast reminiscing about her first year as a professor of English at Old Dominion University (1:15) and being integral to the development of Filipino American studies at the school (3:00). Luisa then talks about her time as director of ODU’s MFA program (11:45) before describing what it was like to be named Poet Laureate in the time of corona (15:00). Then, they have a discussion about the ways technology has changed the way poetry can be perceived (21:00) and her process for writing a poem a day for the last ten years (25:00). She even graces the podcast with a reading of a recent poem, “America” (36:00). Finally, Luisa sings the praises of the local Asian groceries in Hampton Roads (40:45).