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Poem for today: Carlos Bulosan, “I Want the Wide American Earth”

Before the brave, before the proud builders and workers, I say I want the wide American earth, Its ...

Aswang Poetics, Continued

Continuing thoughts on Aswang Poetics. Who created the word, “unfuckwithable,” because that’s so much of what this is ...

Why Aswang Poetics?

In 2010, my third book, Diwata, was published by BOA Editions, Ltd. The closing poem of Diwata is “Aswang,” which I wrote, ...

What is Aswang Poetics?

How does one become “woke.” Some continuing thoughts from yesterday’s Aswang Poetics post. For my own career as ...

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Aswang Poetics

What is Aswang Poetics? Well, it’s not a new thing. As I’ve been engaging in discussions with fellow ...

Filipina American Literature: Reading Recommendations 6

You can find previous recommendations here: List 1 | List 2 | List 3 | List 4 | List ...