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Author: Barbara Jane Reyes

Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010), recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and POETA EN SAN FRANCISCO (Tinfish Press, 2006), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and INVOCATION TO DAUGHTERS (City Lights Publishers, 2017). Her chapbooks, Easter Sunday (2008) and Cherry (2008), are published by Ypolita Press and Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs respectively. Her latest chapbook is FOR THE CITY THAT NEARLY BROKE ME, published by Aztlan Libre Press IN 2012. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Arroyo Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, CHAIN, Filipinas Magazine, HAMBONE, Hyphen, Interlope, Kartika Review, Lantern Review, Latino Poetry Review, among others. A Mellon Foundation Fellow, she received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley and her M.F.A. at San Francisco State University. She is an adjunct professor at University of San Francisco's Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, where she teaches Filipino/a Literature in Diaspora, and Filipina Lives and Voices in Literature. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland, where she is co-editor of Doveglion Press.

For the City That Nearly Broke Me
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For the City That Nearly Broke Me

Aztlan Libre Press

Poetry. Asian American Studies. These 28 poems are Barbara Jane Reyes at her urban political and poetic best. Of the collection, M. Evelina Galang, author of HER WILD AMERICAN SELF and ONE TRIBE, writes: "Scribe of global soundscape, Reyes builds up...

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Invocation to Daughters
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Invocation to Daughters

City Lights Publishers

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. INVOCATION TO DAUGHTERS is a book of prayers, psalms, and odes for Filipina girls and women trying to survive and make sense of their own situations. Writing in an English inflected with Tagalog and S...

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Poeta en San Francisco
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Poeta en San Francisco

Tinfish Press

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Barbara Jane Reyes's POETA EN SAN FRANCISCO (Tinfish Press) is a linguistic tour de force, incorporating English, Spanish, and Tagalog in a book-length poem at once lush and experimentally rigorous. From the vantage o...

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