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Paloma Press believes in kapwa, in the power of the literary arts, in nourishing connections, and in the sacred right to peace and self-determination.

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).

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On The Dot LIVE: Interview with Cynthia Buiza

Cynthia T. Buiza talks about her advocacy and forthcoming book from Paloma Press! Watch now. ON THE DOT is a weekly radio/podcast show and public service program co-produced by PHLV Radio and hosted by Mia Casiño and Flora Sayson.

Save the Date: 10/15-10/16

Paloma Press authors Lara Stapleton and Barbara Jane Reyes will be at the 6th Filipino American International Book Festival at the San Francisco Public Library on October 15-16, 2022! Please save the date. The theme this year is “HIRAYA/EMERGENCE: WRITING TOWARDS THE FUTURE.”

“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.