An N.V.M. Gonzalez Bibliography

13 Nov No Comments Geejay Bibliography, Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez

BOOKS The Bamboo Dancers. Benipayo Press 1960. The Bamboo Dancers. Diliman Review, 1959. Boomtown with Temples. [Microform] 1952. The Bread of Salt and other stories. University of Washington Press, 1993. Children of the Ash-covered Loam, and other stories. Benipayo, 1954. The Father and the Maid: Essays on Filipino Life and

Welcome Reader

22 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Welcome Reader

  “. . . but my mind was distracted by something else. By the vastness of the Pacific, for one; and, for another, by the thought that every wave that broke upon the shores of California had its twin that swept down the length of some shore on Leyte or

Reflections on the N.V.M. Gonzalez Writers’ Workshop

22 Sep No Comments Geejay Essays, Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez

by Peter Bacho Since 2005, the N.V.M. Gonzalez Writers’ Workshop has been held on various campuses in the United States where N.V.M. taught or lectured: UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Washington, and Sonoma State University. The Workshop has been providing support and inspiration to Filipino American writers, young and

Discovering N.V.M.

22 Sep No Comments Geejay Essays, Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez

by Nathan Go (Workshop Participant, 2011) The N.V.M. Gonzalez Writers’ Workshop has been providing support and inspiration to Filipino American writers, young and old, published or not-published, with the simple idea that good fiction writing and storytelling is the Filipinos’ most effective way to stake their presence anywhere they might

Mixipino

17 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Short Stories

by Anna Alves (Research Assistant for N.V.M. Gonzalez, 1992 & N.V.M. Workshop Participant @ Sonoma State University, 2011) Jules Serrano wonders wants wishes as he plucks a linen-sleeved vinyl disc from a creaky crate, slides the 33 rpm record out, his fingers caressing the grooves, tiny striations smooth soft never

The Balak of Hawk and Kalisto

17 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Short Stories

by M. G. Bertulfo Author’s note: The following excerpt is from a novel-in-progress. Sugbo Island, 1489 The Season of Lauan Blossoms, Katlawaan Kalisto sprinkled an offering of white rice upon the ground and we waited to see what messengers might be sent. Kalisto led us away from Grandfather Crocodile and

Her Eyes Round Like Coconuts

17 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Short Stories

by Melissa Sipin It happened years ago when we sat at the banks of the river mouth. Back then, tossing empty coconut shells was our pastime, our hobby; the thing that got us through the grueling days of patching up rooftops for our old man’s carpenter shop. Ana taught me

Homecoming

17 Sep No Comments Geejay Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez, Short Stories

by Michele Gutierrez My Lola Esmenia laid dead in in her own living room, lying in her coffin and waiting for her children and grandchildren to return from each of their corners of the diaspora to bury her. I was twenty-three years old, but had never been to my homeland,

The Filipino as the Mythic Man

9 Sep No Comments Geejay Essays, Issue 41: NVM Gonzalez

by Katrin De Guia In 1998, the Filipino-American novelist N. V. M. Gonzalez was honored as a National Artist of the Philippines. Among his many literary contributions to his motherland was his notion of the Filipino as the ‘mythic man’. The writer positions ‘sacred time’ as a point of freedom

© 2001, Our Own Voice