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"Always mindful of the terrible past that still haunts her native country today, Reyes writes with urgency, but her poems contain an anger quite tempered by maturity and dignity. That past also haunts her own personal life in America: her poetry offers an acute look of what new ethnic identity means, but again, without sanctimonious complaints. Even when she writes about that other terrible topic, love, she is devastating in conveying loss, but without reaching for sentimental sympathy. At once tender and tough, her precise voice shatters us."
Nguyen Qui Duc, Host/Producer, Pacific Time Public Radio

"Intelligent, energetic, and inventive, Reyes's writing is nourished by the confluence of cultures at which she resides as an urban twenty-first century Pilipina American. Seen as both a post-colonial chronicle and an intimate exploration of self, community, and history, Gravities of Center hovers between conventionalpoetry or prose, bending the genres until what emerges is a work that will illuminate us like 'garnet crystalline fire ... burning, to light the way back home' ."
Jaime Jacinto, author of HEAVEN IS JUST ANOTHER COUNTRY

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Towards a Cultural Community:
Identity, Education and Stewardship in Filipino American Performing Arts

by Remé Grefalda, Lucy Burns, Anna Alves and Theodore Gonzalves

Understanding Mindanao Conflict
by Patricio P. Diaz

Not Home, But Here:
Writing from the Filipino Diaspora

edited by Luisa Igloria

The Right Place and Other Stories
by Rodney Dakita Garcia

Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny
to Japanese Terror

by Frank Ephraim

A Watch in the Night
by Denis Murphy

Lakas and the Manilatown Fish
by Anthony D. Robles

Gravities of Center
by Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes

TRI/VIA
by Michelle Naka Pierce and Veronica Corpuz
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