I know I haven’t been updating much lately. School has been crazy (in a good way)! I’ll be updating soon re: MFA stories but for now, I wanted to share this event featuring poet Barbara Jane Reyes. Hope to see you there!
TAYO Reading | Diwata: A Reading with Barbara Jane Reyes
October 5 · 8:00pm – 9:00pm
|Location||USC Doheny Library, Intellectual Commons (RM 233, 2nd Floor)
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA
Come join us for a night of poetry! Poet Barbara Jane Reyes, the author of Diwata, will be presenting her book of poems at the University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library in the Intellectual Commons (Room 233, 2nd Floor).
Support your local Filipino poets and come mingle with TAYO and other literary/artistic-minded people. Barbara will be selling her poetry book and TAYO will also be selling its 2nd issue at this e…vent.
Parking $8 (PSX & PSD)
Ask attendant for walking directions to Doheny Library.
About Barbara Jane Reyes:
Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010). She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets.
Her chapbooks, Easter Sunday (2008), Cherry (2008), and West Oakland Sutra for the AK-47 Shooter at 3:00 AM and other Oakland poems (2008) are published by Ypolita Press, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, and Deep Oakland Editions, respectively. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Asian Pacific American Journal, Chain, Interlope, Kartika Review, Lantern Review, Latino Poetry Review, New American Writing, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, among others.
She received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley and her M.F.A. at San Francisco State University. She has taught Creative Writing at Mills College, and Philippine Studies at University of San Francisco. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland, where she is co-editor of Doveglion Press.
About TAYO Literary Magazine:
TAYO is the Tagalog word for “We” or “Us” and “To Stand Up.”
TAYO Literary Magazine is geared towards one purpose: bringing the Filipino-American community together through the arts. We empower Filipino-Americans through creative forms of expression, such as poetry, essays, photography, paintings and drawings.
Together, we capture the complexity of our culture and community.