A collection of love poems for those who don't always feel seen.
T. De Los Reyes’s collection AND YET HELD is for people who live on the margins, who are creating their own path in the world where merely existing becomes an impossibility, and where living a life on one’s own terms is an act of courage. Knowing it takes a certain amount of gumption and surrender to lean towards vulnerability, this book is meant to be held by someone who is looking for poems about love and discovers it is also poems about the self—and in that discovering recognizes, “Finally, I am found.”
Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies.
“I’m in love with this collection of poems that’s so full of the complex beauty of the day to day. In the midst of so many of these poems I find myself grinning with pleasure at the same time that my heart is pierced with longing, grief, the inexplicable weight of mourning. I’m such a fan of T. De Los Reyes.” —Gabrielle Calvocoressi
T. De Los Reyes is a Filipino poet and designer. She is the author of the chapbook Woeman, published by Hawai'i Review. A finalist for the 2021 Sappho Prize by Palette Poetry, her poems have appeared in Birdcoat Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Hobart After Dark, Pleiades, and Split Lip Magazine, among others.