Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PEN Philippines 2007 Poetry Anthology

At Home In Unhomeliness: An Anthology of Philippine Postcolonial Poetry in English

Editor: J. Neil Garcia

Featuring 82 poems by 29 of the Philippines’ best young poets in English.
From the Introduction: By subtitling this collection “An Anthology of Philippine Postcolonial Poetry, this is precisely what I wish to editorially endorse, what I wish the prospective reader (local or translocal) to remember, what I intend to announce at the outset: these poems, like the rest of Philippine literature in English, will in fact be largely incomprehensible when decontextualized from the histories that engendered them–particularly the violent histories of colonization that the Philippines, as a geopolitical and indeed national reality, has endured.

Michael Balili
Ronald Baytan
Catherine Candano
Jose Wendell Capili
Jennifer Patricia Carino
Mark Anthony Cayanan
Mikael de Lara Co
Conchitina Cruz
Carlomar Arcangel Daoana
Raymond John de Borja
Cecille La Verne de la Cruz
Lourd Ernest de Veyra
Israfel Fagela
Marc Gaba
Ralph Semino Galan
Ramil Dagal Gulle
Sid Gomez Hildawa
Joy Icayan
Mookie Katigbak
Kris Lacaba
Paolo Manalo
Arvin Abejo Mangohig
Allan Pastrana
Dinah Roma-Sianturi
Rafael San Diego
Michelle Sarile
Angelo V. Suarez
Joel Toledo
Lawrence Lacambra Ypil

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