Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers

  • Published date: March 27, 2018

Fiction. Asian American Studies. As the first international anthology of Filipina writers published in the United States, BABAYLAN reflects the complex history of a people whose roots have stretched to both sides of the globe. The voices represented in this collection offer a broad and varied perspective on the Filipina writer whose diasporic existence is a living, breathing bridge, not only between countries but also generations, as strong voices from the past fuel realities of the future. As a result, vibrant and original art, the trademark of Filipina writers perpetually emerges and evolves. With contributions from over 60 writers—both Filipina and Filipina American—BABAYLAN provides readers with a comprehensive view of a growing and vibrant transnational literary culture. Challenging. Innovative. Fierce and reflective. Somber and funny. No one word can capture the extraordinary range of this collection.

About the author: Nick Carbò is the author of three books of poetry, including El Grupo McDonald's (1995) and Secret Asian Man (2000). He has edited three anthologies of Filipino literature, including RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE and PINOY POETICS. Among his awards are fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He resides in Madrid.

Eileen R. Tabios has released seventeen print, four electronic, and one CD poetry collections, an art essay collection, a poetry essay/interview anthology, a short story book, and a collection of novels. She is a recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Paintings, Video, Drawings, Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Modern Dance, and Sculpture.

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