Not Home, But Here: Writing From The Filipino Diaspora - Philippine Book by Luisa A. Igloria
Poet Luisa A. Igloria has been named as Poet Laureate of Virginia for the year 2020 to 2022.
This collection edited with a powerful introduction by Luisa Igloria, inspires the reader as well as those interested in diasporic studies to comprehend the sorrows as well as joys of living in the spaces between worlds."
-Marjorie Agosin, Chilean American author
"A lovely and powerful book -- a meditation on what it means to be other. It's about journeys; its's about memory. It's about recovery and discovery. Ultimately healing and transformative, this is a book to savor."
-Marianne VIlanueva, author "This collection of creative essays offers thoughtful literacy meditations on the Filipion diaspora.
Representing diverse generations, destinations, and the evolving cultural practices that characterize the transnational experience, the authors juxtapose issues of language, class, race, and the ethnicity with writerly concerns and approaches. Luisa Igloria's assembling of the multiplicity of positions b players in the diaspora is a significant addition to the flourishing canon of writing by global Filipinos who, navigating the intersection of personal choices and cultural contingencies, illustrate how exile and immigration become creative inspirations for the production of new forms, perspectives and narratives."
-Rocio G. Davis, author
This book is a gathering of writers who have made peace with living at home away from home. With so many Filipinos abroad, this is a collective sigh of homesickness, up rootedness, and nostalgia. Contributors are Merlinda Bobis, Nick Carbo, Felix Fojas, Loreta M. Medina, Reine Arcache Melvin, Leny Mendoza-Strobel, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jon Pineda, Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes, Bino A. Realuyo, Angel Shaw, Eileen R. Tabios, Pancho Vera Lapuz, Ella Wagemakers-Sanchez, and Edna Weisser.
About the Author
A tenured Professor of English and Creative Writing at Old Dominion University, where she served as Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program from 2009-2015. She was named the inaugural Glasgow Distinguished Writer in Residence at Washington and Lee University (Spring Term 2018). Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, Luisa is also an eleven-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in three genres (poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction); the Palanca award is the Philippines' highest literary distinction. She has published 10 books including JUAN LUNA'S REVOLVER (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry); TRILL & MORDENT (WordTech Editions, 2005; Co-Winner of the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Awards in Poetry); ENCANTO (Anvil, 2004); and IN THE GARDEN OF THE THREE ISLANDS (Moyer Bell/Asphodel, 1995.
Shipping Weight : 9.6 ounces
Paperback : 143 pages
ISBN-10 : 971271358-X
ISBN-13 : 978-97-1-271358-3
Publisher : Anvil Publishing , Inc; 1st Edition (January 1, 2003)
Language: : English