I am a longtime Bay Area Pinay poet, author, and educator.

I teach Filipina Lit and Poetry community classes online, and I teach Pinay Lit, and Diasporic Filipina/o/x Lit as an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Peter Dressel

Filipina Poetry Online Community Class

Two sessions: Thursdays December 9 and December 16, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific Time.

Registration will open November 1, 2021.


Poem: ‘Track: “A Girl in Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing),” Romeo Void (1984)’

You discover yourself in what you choose to notice. Listen to Reyes’s last line: “They say the earth’s most unruly parts sing like you.” This poem is named after Romeo Void’s “A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing),” and every word of Reyes’s makes sense when we admit that for a woman “there’s no time for her to be afraid,” not hardly, not carrying what they carry, what they know. 

The New York Times Magazine

Every summer, the writer Barbara Jane Reyes takes a road trip in pursuit of the beauty, and the poetry, of the natural world.

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

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