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Poet-teacher-kasama Barbara Jane Reyes defetishizes the creative politics of poetic life. A memoir, a bridge, a lyric, a liminality, this book is a gift from that cool rebellious poet friend who never stops reading, learning, writing, reflecting, and sharing, who sees in us our multitudes, and wants for us nothing short of pure self-determination and possibility.   
Jason Magabo Perez, author of this is for the mosTless

Wanna Peek Into My Notebook? by Barbara Jane Reyes

San Mateo, March 16, 2022 — Paloma Press is pleased to announce the release of Wanna Peek Into My Notebook? Notes on Pinay Liminality, a collection of lyric essays by Barbara Jane Reyes, author of the poetry collections, Letters to a Young Brown Girl (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2020), Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Publishers, 2017), To Love as Aswang (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2015), Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010), Poeta en San Francisco (TinFish Press, 2005), and Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books Publishing, 2003).

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Forthcoming this summer!

THE FUTURE IS A COUNTRY I DO NOT LIVE IN A Debut Poetry Collection by Cynthia Buiza Advance words: “In her enchanting collection of poems, Cynthia Buiza traces “the shape of memories, / the noise they make,” with a delicate, uncompromising touch. Her calm, melodious lines push open the doors we tell ourselves we cannotContinue reading “Forthcoming this summer!”

CITY LIGHTS LIVE! Barbara Jane Reyes and Rajiv Mohabir

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, City Lights presents Hybrid/Liminal/Diaspore: Barbara Jane Reyes and Rajiv Mohabir Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of numerous books of prose and poetry. These include “Letters to a Young Brown Girl”, “Invocation to Daughters”, “Gravities of Center”, and other works. “Wanna Peek Into My Notebook”,Continue reading “CITY LIGHTS LIVE! Barbara Jane Reyes and Rajiv Mohabir”

“An Anaïs Nin of late capitalism’s bohemia, Lara Stapleton writes like an oracle of an underworld—of miscegenated loves and translocated broken souls—of characters unaware or ruinously conscious—and she inscribes that world in us with lust and wit and always that deep joy that encompasses sorrows bred in the bone, the race, the colors of one’s skin, the heart, and of course the tongue: the word.”
Gina Apostol, author of Insurrecto

The Ruin of Everything by Lara Stapleton

San Mateo, October 19, 2021 — Paloma Press is pleased to announce the release of The Ruin of Everything, a short story collection by Lara Stapleton, author of the critically acclaimed, The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing.