Barbara Jane Reyes

How a Brown Girl Makes a Book Happen

It takes so much faith, and grit. Yes, and alas, if only it were that simple. This morning ...

Essay: On being an immigrant poet in America

I wrote this essay in around 2014, as I was invited to submit to the anthology, Others Will ...

Essay: To Decenter English (Re: the Forked Tongue!)

Dredging my Google Drive for my essays continues! This one is forthcoming in the Wesleyan University Press poetics ...

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Essay: Towards a Pinay “We” Poetics

Part of my work progress and process on the Some Brown Girl: Notes on Pinay Liminality manuscript will be a ...

[Manuscript Progress] Some Brown Girl: Notes on Pinay Liminality, Including My Old Essay, “On Feminism, Women of Color, Poetics, and Reticence” In Response to “Numbers Trouble.”

Some Brown Girl: Notes on Pinay Liminality! It’s taking shape! I’d said I wanted my next manuscript to be ...

How to become an author in ten (or so) easy (or not so easy) steps

This post is a revision and/or a reiteration of a previous blog post — actually a reiteration of many ...