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Philippine-American Lit

This map from the Filipino American Artist Directory captures the intricate transnational nexus of Philippine/American cultural relations. Provided by Janna Añonuevo Langholz / www.filamartistdirectory.com
  • A camera is looking out a window at the city of Manilla. The image of the city is inverted in the camera's viewfinder.
    Bonifacio Global City, Manila, 2015. photo: jason reblando  In 2015, while on a Fulbright research fellowship in the Philippines, I went on a walking tour of Intramuros, the famed walled city in Mani...
  • A cropped photo of a bulletin board containing posters of the missing
    The missing persons bulletin board at Navotas City Police Station in Metro Manila, June 2017. Photo courtesy of the author Do so many opportunities to bear witness only create opportuniti...
  • The covers for three titles from the Philippine-American reading list
      Nonfiction, Memoir & Anthologies America Is in the Heart, by Carlos Bulosan (University of Washington Press) Eye of the Fish, by Luis Franci...
  • A pen drawing of a man smoking a cigarette outside of a house
       By Jake Ricafrente
    Winter 97, by Maia Cruz Palileo Most nights, he takes his coffee black, rewindsAnd plays the slasher films he’s seen a dozenTimes, smokes packs of menthol cigarettesTo stay awake, and catche...
  • An oil painting of an old woman sitting on a bed in a lean-to.
       By Sabina Murray
    The Seer, by Maia Cruz Palileo A writer undergoes a transformation while overcoming  a series of obstacles as she works to reunite her mother with her mother’s siblings in the Philippine...
  • An image that looks like needlepoint utilizing burdock plants
    Burdock Needlepoint, 2017, by Janna Añonuevo Langholz.   Diaspora Sonnet 11   In absence of blackbirds I give youa diamond-studded sky. In absence of heat, let there bea win...
  • Two intricate geometric shapes on a field of black with organic matter falling between them
       By Janine Joseph
    Lacuna (7), 2017 by Sara Jimenez   New Patient Intake Form In the beginning, there was a window I pried the blinds to make lightof my losses I fished my hands into and sh...
  • Three veiled figures painted in an early modernist style.
    Veils, by Maia Cruz Palileo   Here lies Macario “Mac-Attack” Dacanay, 53, who went into cardiac arrest after winning the chicharrón-eating contest. Don’t blame the pig. Here lies Prudencio A...
  • Three figures working in tandem to hold up an invisible wall
       By Eugene Gloria
    illustration: francis estrada   [Number1Dream] A wall diademed with broken glass    can tear the skinof anyone who dares to scale the wall Hot box for a house, a tinderbox of electric fans ...
  • A surreal collage mixing a pristine snowy mountain landscape with objects from an urban environment
       By Jason Bayani
    Moonrise After Adams, 2016, oil, acrylic, interior design magazines, nature calendars, Pioneer Supermarket bags, plastic tablecloth, linoleum, and gift wrap on wood, by Camille Hoffman...

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