Barbara Jane Reyes


To Love as Aswang (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2015)
Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010)
Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005)
Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003)


For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlán Libre Press, 2012)
Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press, 2008)
Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008)


Other Work / Affiliations





De-Canon Reading List


Eduardo Galeano, Memory of Fire.
Wilfrido D. Nolledo, But for the Lovers.
R. Zamora Linmark, Leche.
Lysley Tenorio, Monstress.
le thi diem thuy, The Gangster We Are All Looking For.
Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place.
Jessica Hagedorn, The Gangster of Love.
Marianne Villanueva, Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila.
Bienvenido Santos, The Scent of Apples.
Frances Chung, Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple.
Urayoan Noel, Buzzing Hemisphere.
Barbara Jane Reyes, Poeta en San Francisco.
Catalina Cariaga, Cultural Evidence.
Jeff Tagami, October Light.
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Shahid Reads His Own Palm.
Suheir Hammad, Breaking Poems.
Al Robles, Rapping With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark.
Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.
Philip Metres, Sand Opera.
Sesshu Foster, City Terrace Field Manual.
Adrian Castro, Cantos to Blood and Honey.
Aimee Suzara, Souvenir.
Jason Bayani, Amulet.
Nick Carbo, Secret Asian Man.
Joseph Legaspi, Imago.
Oliver de la Paz, Names Above Houses.
Brandy Nalani McDougall, The Salt-Wind: Ka Makani Pa'akai.
dg nanouk okpik, Corpse Whale.
Miguel Piñero, Outlaw.
Pedro Pietri, Selected Poetry.
Julia de Burgos, Song of the Simple Truth.
Jack Agueros, Sonnets from the Puerto Rican.
Cecilia Vicuna, Instan.
Yoko Ono, Grapefruit.
Juan Felipe Herrera, 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments, 1971-2007.
Linda Hogan, Dwellings.
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider.
Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals.
Lee A. Tonouchi, Living Pidgin.
Lisa Linn Kanae, Sista Tongue.
Pati Navalta Poblete, The Oracles.
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese.
Lynda Barry, One Hundred Demons.
Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera.
Leslie Marmon Silko, Storyteller.
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee.

[--list submitted January 2017--]


Genre: Poetry 

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines


Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of To Love as Aswang (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2015). She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of three previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003), Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010), which received the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry. She is also the author of the chapbooks Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press, 2008), Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlán Libre Press, 2012). Her fifth full-length poetry collection, Invocation to Daughters, is forthcoming from City Lights Publishers.