My books have been adopted for courses in American Literature, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Creative Writing, at the University of California (Berkeley), University of California (Santa Barbara), University of California (Santa Cruz), University of California (Riverside), University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, California College of the Arts, Ohio State University, University of Kansas, Western Washington University, University of Hawai’i (Manoa), University of Nebraska (Lincoln), University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), Hunter College, Mills College, Muhlenberg College, University of Notre Dame, University of Texas (El Paso), University of Wisconsin (Madison), University of Northern Iowa, Columbia College Chicago, Charles R. Drew University, Drake University, and Stanford University.
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The Philippine aswang is a mythic, monstrous creature which has, since colonial times, been associated with female transgression, scapegoating, and social shaming, known in Tagalog as hiya. In the 21st century, and in diaspora, she manages to endure. In Barbara Jane Reyes‘s To Love… ...Read more
In her book Diwata, Barbara Jane Reyes frames her poems between the Book of Genesis creation story, and the Tagalog creation myth of the muse, placing her work somewhere culturally in between both traditions. Also setting the tone for her… ...Read more
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 of San Francisco, Reyes looks outward to… ...Read more
ARKIPELAGO PUBLISHING is proud to announce the release of Gravities of Center by Barbara Jane Reyes. Contained in this collection are poems and prose pieces which exhibit Barbara’s oftentimes eclectic style / sensibilities and willingness to experiment with form and… ...Read more
Aztlan Libre Press, an independent Xican@ press based out of San Antonio, Texas, announces the release of our fourth publication, For the City that Nearly Broke Me, by Barbara Jane Reyes. (Scroll down for PRESS PACKET). Barbara Jane Reyes was born… ...Read more
Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) Accessories To be read while listening to Cyndi Lauper and Puffy AmiYumi sing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” “When the shots ring out, dash for the biggest guns and hug them.” —… ...Read more
Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press, 2008) Read Eileen Tabios’s review at Galatea Resurrects #14 here. Requite fingers, scratched, earth, honey, moon, recoil, lapse, phases, understanding, recurrence, eclipses, dream, doors, spells, abandoned, viscera, melody, swishes, steam, bathwater, ailing, echoing, ricochet, porcelain, tiles,… ...Read more