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Barbara gives an overview of the book:

Contained in this collection are poems and prose pieces which exhibit Barbara’s oftentimes eclectic style / sensibilities and willingness to experiment with form and language. With serious and playful poems very much rooted in San Francisco Bay Area urban and suburban cultures, settings, and vernaculars, a geographically faraway Philippines is never absent from this Pilipina American writer’s consciousness. Consistent throughout Gravities of Center are themes of longing, desire, diaspora, postcoloniality, feminism, and coming of age.
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Contained in this collection are poems and prose pieces which exhibit Barbara’s oftentimes eclectic style / sensibilities and willingness to experiment with form and language. With serious and playful poems very much rooted in San Francisco Bay Area urban and suburban cultures, settings, and vernaculars, a geographically faraway Philippines is never absent from this Pilipina American writer’s consciousness. Consistent throughout Gravities of Center are themes of longing, desire, diaspora, postcoloniality, feminism, and coming of age.

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About Barbara

Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of six publications of poetry, including Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003), Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin...

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Published Reviews

Jan.15.2008

“I have said “A Poet in New York” when I ought to have said “New York in a Poet,” Lorca said of his 1932 volume, and this inside-out, vertiginous...

Jan.15.2008

Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes's debut book of poetry, Gravities of Center, opens with an invocation echoing with the loss and longing of exile: "Found" asks the muse to bestow voice, but also...