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On Community April 30, 2012: In line with Rigoberto Gonzalez’s last blog post, “Letras Latinas and Building Community,” I have been thinking about community, and my own work with/in community. Over the past [...] by

My California: Three Questions for our State’s New Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera April 27, 2012: On March 21, 2012, the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown issued a press release, reading: SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today appointed Juan Felipe Herrera to the position of [...] by

Not Invisible, Not Minority, Not Unpublished April 26, 2012: Well, National Poetry Month is winding down, and I have been enjoying my time in this space, writing out my thoughts on teaching, reading, and writing Pinay Literature (and related topics). I’m [...] by

Margaret Rhee: Body Maps: A (digital/real) Asian American Feminist Poetics April 24, 2012: On Body. I was recently invited by poet and academic, Margaret Rhee, to participate in an Asian American Women Artists Association event titled, “Body Maps.” Intuitivitely, I knew my work [...] by

Teaching and Writing Pinay Lives and Voices April 23, 2012: One of the themes of my posts here, and in the larger picture of my teaching and writing work, is Pinay Voices, as opposed to that one representative voice. I’ve been resistant about the idea [...] by

Filipino American Literature: A Plethora of Writing Prompts April 20, 2012: So, it’s the end of week 13 of spring semester. At this point, all of the heavy lifting has been done, the hard discussions where history, historiography, culture, politics, social issues, [...] by

Politics and Poetry: More Recovery in Filipino American Literature April 17, 2012: Another class I am currently teaching this semester is Filipino American Literature in the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University. Now, I always swore that if I were ever [...] by

Filipina Domesticity: Wife Poetry April 12, 2012: Domesticity is one of those “topics” that make me hostile. To be specific, the expectation that as women we relish (and languish) without resistance in domesticity is what makes me [...] by

Filipina Lives and Voices in Literature April 10, 2012: That’s the official title of the class I’m teaching at USF this semester. Preparing for and teaching the class continues to be a profound, even emotional process of recovery. As I tweak [...] by

Pinay Poetry April 3, 2012: Hello again Harriet, what up? I’m glad to be back at the Poetry Foundation for this here National Poetry Month. Let me reintroduce myself. Barbara Jane Reyes here, Oakland-based poet. Among [...] by