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Year Ender 2022

“Publishers are the curators of America’s stories. They are gatekeepers who decide whose stories will be told and whose will not. They have a moral and social obligation to ensure that the pluralism of American society is presented more robustly in our literary canon.”—Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, chief program officer for PEN America’s Literary Programs Remé…

Arkipelago Books

Wanna Peek Into My Notebook? is now available at Arkipelago Books! Get a copy in time for the holidays! Arkipelago Books is one of only two distributors of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store’s collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries,…

Bicol Book Launch

The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live In, a debut poetry collection by Cynthia Buiza, was successfully launched in Bicol, Philippines on December 3rd. Gratitude to the Albay Arts Foundation for hosting the event. Advance words from fellow Bicolano Danton Remoto, author of Riverrun, A Novel, Winner of the National Achievement Award for Poetry,…

The Halo-Halo Review

Eileen Tabios engages The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live In by Cynthia Buiza: “There is a certain type of poetry book that’s exemplified by Cynthia Buiza’s The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live In. It’s a book that’s the poet’s first book while hinting at the possibility that it may be…

American Dreams

Imagine the world differently. AMERICAN DREAMS, a project by Mana Creative Futures, are language-based public art installations that use augmented reality to overlay digital content on a supported mobile device’s (iOS) camera. This project aims to transform shared spaces, promote ideas and messages of hope, cultivate a sense of belonging, and offer an opportunity to…

Cynthia Buiza’s book launch in Albay

Albay Arts Foundation will host, “An Afternoon with Cynthia Buiza,” on December 3rd at 3pm Philippine time. Cynthia will be joined by local poet Merlita Lorena Tariman.

Reyes wins SF Press Club Journalism Award!

Congratulations to Barbara Jane Reyes on winning the 2022 San Francisco Press Club Journalism Award! Reyes’ award-winning essay, “Communing with Redwoods on the California Coast,” commissioned by New York Times T Magazine and reprinted in the USF Magazine, is also included in her book, Wanna Peek Into My Notebook? Notes on Pinay Liminality (Paloma Press, 2022).

Persistent obstacles in publishing impede diversity of stories told

NEW PEN AMERICA REPORT: DEEP AND PERSISTENT OBSTACLES IN PUBLISHING HOUSES IMPEDE GREATER DIVERSITY IN TERMS OF AUTHORS AND STORIES TOLD “Publishers are the curators of America’s stories,” said Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, chief program officer for PEN America’s Literary Programs.  “They are gatekeepers who decide whose stories will be told and whose will not. They…

Yale Club highlights Shellback

Yale Club Virtual Nightstand features the poetry collection, Shellback, by Jeanne-Marie Osterman, released by Paloma Press in 2021. Rated as one of the best books of 2021, Kirkus Reviews describes Shellback as a “courageous, insightful, and unsettling [collection of] poems about war and family ties.” The Yale Club Virtual Bookstand helps fund The Yale Club’s…

Book Talk featuring Cynthia Buiza

Cynthia Buiza will be reading from her debut poetry collection, The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live in (Paloma Press, 2022), on Saturday, November 12th at 2pm! LIVE: IN-PERSON @ Philippine Expressions Bookshop479 W 6th St. Suite 105, San Pedro, CA 90731 Seats are limited. Registration is highly recommended.FREE AND OPEN TO THE…

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