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About the Editors
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Book Description from Back CoverWith 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 word can capture the extraordinary range of this collection.
Comments from Back Cover"Babaylan brings to the concert halls of the United States a full-bodied chorus of Filipino women's voices. Welcome the songs and stories of these women with applause. Bravo!"
-Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz, Professor at Ateneo de Manila University and editor of Song of Ourselves
"This collection of work by Filipina writers inspires with passion, delights with lush imagery and sound, and swells with unbridled language. Brave and beautiful, these many-voiced, multifaceted authors give readers the first comprehensive look at a literary culture that has been ignored for far too long."
"These are the stories and moments of women-some heartbreaking, some funny, all true to the heart. And the Philippines is always present: as landscape, memory, ghost. Babaylan is a feast for the senses, so eat your fill."
Background on the EditorsNick Carbó is the author of two books of poetry. El Grupo McDonald's (1995) and Secret Asian Man (2000), both published by Tia Chucha Press. Editor of the critically acclaimed anthology Returning a Borrowed Tongue (1996) from Coffee House Press, Carbó received a NYFA / New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Gregory Millard Fellowship in 1999 and a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1997. He is married to poet Denise Duhamel.
Eileen Tabios (b. 1960) is the author of the poetry collection Beyond Life Sentences (Anvil 1998), which received the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry; a book of poetry, essays and interviews Black Lightning: Poetry-in-Progress (AAWW 1998), which received a Writer Bynner Poetry Grant; and a collection of prose and poetry, Ecstatic Mutations: Experiments in Poetry Laboratory (Giraffe Books 2000). She is the editor of The Anchored Angel: Selected Writings of Jose Garcia Villa (Kaya 1999) and the poetry editor of Screaming Monkeys, a forthcoming anthology of prose, poetry and visual art about cultural portrayals of Asian America. The 1996-1999 editor of the Asian Pacific American Journal, Tabios has published her poetry, fiction and essays internationally. She is a budding grape farmer.
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