Imagine the world differently. AMERICAN DREAMS, a project by Mana Creative Futures, are language-based public art installations that use augmented […]
Albay Arts Foundation will host, “An Afternoon with Cynthia Buiza,” on December 3rd at 3pm Philippine time. Cynthia will be […]
Congratulations to Barbara Jane Reyes on winning the 2022 San Francisco Press Club Journalism Award! Reyes’ award-winning essay, “Communing with Redwoods […]
What does poetry look like from the notebooks of a life thoughtfully walked? These pages reflect the maturity of consequence, filled by a migrant advocate, world citizen, and a spirit who has held poetry long enough to understand its torrents.
—Bino A. Realuyo, author of The Gods We Worship Live Next Door and co-founder of The Asian American Writers Workshop
The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live in by Cynthia Buiza
San Mateo, August 31, 2022 — Paloma Press is pleased to announce the release of The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live in, a debut poetry collection by immigrant rights advocate and California State Commissioner Cynthia Buiza. “Who leaves their [native land] to suffer and sacrifice so much if not to seek a better way of living and being? Poetry is the immigrant experience made visible,” says Buiza in an interview.
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).
“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.
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