This event will take place at our Jersey City location.Join us for a celebration of Filipino-American voices in fiction and poetry, featuring Gina Apostol (Gun Dealers' Daughter), Hossannah Asuncion, Joseph Legaspi (Imago), and R.A. Villanueva (Reliquaria).Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
At university in Manila, young, bookish Soledad Soliman falls in with radical friends, defying her wealthy parents and their society crowd. Drawn in by two romantic young rebels, Sol initiates a conspiracy that quickly spirals out of control. Years later, far from her homeland, Sol reconstructs her fractured memories, writing a confession she hopes will be her salvation.
“...Legaspi, like William Carlos Williams, can find poetry anywhere. And like his mentor Pablo Neruda he seems able to locate the mysterious and the magical in the most common and overlooked objects. It is difficult to overestimate the daring and resourcefulness required to complete successfully this astonishingly original book.$17.95ISBN: 9780803296381Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Nebraska Press - September 2014
In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them.