Catalog

THE FUTURE IS A COUNTRY I DO NOT LIVE IN
Poetry
Cynthia Buiza

"Buiza’s wisdom is sweet wine for bitter times." —Boris Dralyuk, poet, translator, and Editor-In-Chief of Los Angeles Review of Books
WANNA PEEK INTO MY NOTEBOOK? NOTES ON PINAY LIMINALITY
Essays
Barbara Jane Reyes

"These critical and East Bay tender third world feminist lyrics model for us what it means to commit to the unglorified “work of arriving,” to care rigorously about craft, and to craft religiously a genuine care for community." —Jason Magabo Perez, author of this is for the mosTless
THE RUIN OF EVERYTHING
Short Stories
Lara Stapleton

"The real pleasure of this book lies in Stapleton’s irrepressible approach to narrative structure. Long, loose chains of events culminate in volta-like swerves…. these endings refashion early meanderings in thrilling flashes." —The New York Times
SEVEN SKIRTS
Poetry
Jacki Rigoni

"The speaker in these poems considers how in the delicate balance of things, it is often the banal and mundane that rescue us: the ordinary ritual of making breakfast, learning to inhabit the space behind the “rented window / …to amaze at grace, again." —Luisa A. Igloria, author of Maps for Migrants and Ghosts 
SHELLBACK
Jeanne-Marie Osterman

"Courageous, insightful, and unsettling poems about war and family ties."—Kirkus Reviews
MARCELINA
Jean Vengua

"The silencing forces of history are undone by Jean Vengua’s writing. Through her, we can finally know about and feel Celine Navarro’s life." —Celine Parreñas Shimizu, director of THE CELINE ARCHIVE
SHIELD THE JOYOUS
Christopher X. Shade

"Shield the Joyous is a work of great wonderment and love, amidst “the ghostly whirl” of the author’s own grief and loss." —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of The Tiny Journalist
PAGPAG
Eileen R. Tabios

"Eileen Tabios captures in scintillating prose the sights, smells, sounds, and ghostly hauntings of that era and offers back to the homeland, as in the gift of a proverbial balikbayan box, her reflections both heartfelt and wrenching." —S. Lily Mendoza, author of Between the Homeland and the Diaspora: The Politics of Theorizing Filipino and Filipino American Identities
GLIMPSES
Leny Mendoza Strobel

"Her poetic sentences catalyze disturbances in our habits of perception and thought that open doors to healing in surprising ways and places. Hers is a voice urgently needed in our polarized times." —Jurgen W. Kremer, Ph.D., author of Ethnoautobiography: Stories and Practices for Unlearning Whiteness, Decolonization, Uncovering Ethnicities
ELSEWHEN
Robert Cowan

"These poems destabilize convention as they carry us down unexpected detours, from the Belt Parkway to a collection of bardos and other liminal states." —Catherine Barnett
DIASPORA: VOLUME L
Ivy Alvarez

"Diaspora: Volume L wanders beyond the bounds and parallels of what we imagine translation can do. Ivy Alvarez revels in new forms and fictions, disquiet and desire. And she affirms that our words and wants are far from static, that we are “some foreign matter // a movement / from one state / to another." —R.A. Villanueva, author of Reliquaria
THE GOOD MOTHER OF MARSEILLE
Christopher X. Shade

"A veritable bouillabaisse of a novel, simmering with intrigue and steaming with surprises." —Lorea Canales, author of Becoming Marta and Los Perros
THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
Eileen R. Tabios

"Tabios’s openness to possibility has created poems radiating with life which are as heavy as they are celebratory. If you’re looking for bubblegum, move on—here is something entirely different for your eyes to chew on." —Sacha Archer
HUMANITY: VOLUME 1
Edited by Eileen R. Tabios

"The writings in Humanity are global in scope; but rather than explicating or attempting to impose a global system or authoritarian state upon the reader, these works run on thoughtful exploration of human feeling, experience, and action." —Jean Vengua, author of Prau and Corporeal
ONE, TWO, THREE: SELECTED HAY(NA)KU POEMS
Eileen R. Tabios

"…an elegantly minimalist form (a bit like the tip of an Oulipian “snowball”)" —Michael Leong
CLOSE APART
Robert Cowan

"It’s a generous, deeply empathetic book filled with characters, stories and a remarkable tenderness—for the suffering and vulnerability of children, for the flawed adults they become." —Donna Masini, author of 4:30 Movie 
PEMINOLOGY
Melinda Luisa de Jesus

"This collection will leave you simultaneously heartbroken and empowered, ready to rise out of your seat to demand recognition, and sit down with your child to nurture self-love. A must-read for 2018." —Linda Pierce Allen, co-editor of Global Crossroads: A World Literature Reader and Questions of Identity: Complicating Race in American Literary History
MY BEAUTY IS AN OCCUPIABLE SPACE: 37 PROSED SONNETS
Anne Gorrick & John Bloomberg-Rissman 

"An ongoing delight for the reader, this text is an improvisation, the poets riffing off each other to capture the mind-boggling fractures of twenty-first century communication and turn them into art." —Alan Baker, author of Hotel February
HUMORS
Joel Chace

"Humors speaks of the world in front of our eyes and the world hidden within that landscape/mindscape, coloring in the shadows with history, theology, ideology, and human relations, which achieve a realism beyond doubt or faith." —Maxine Chernoff, author of Without and New Faces of 1952 
MANHATTAN: An Archaeology
Eileen R. Tabios

"Tabios’ book is an exquisite form of personal forensics and resurrection."
—Anne Gorrick, author of THE OLFACTIONS: Poems on Perfume
BLUE
Wesley St. Jo & Remé Grefalda

"As a blue heart chases blue eyes, a story unfolds, and we cannot help but fall into its rhythm... Blue may have only four letters, but it opens up to an entire world of thought." —Jacket2

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