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Two Poems by Lina Sagaral Reyes

First Lesson
I apprentice to an old woman

Two Poems by Lina Sagaral Reyes

First Lesson
I apprentice to an old woman

Han Ong by Jessica Hagedorn
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Novelist, playwright, and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Han Ong has a lively discussion with Jessica Hagedorn about the marginalization of artists of color, his childhood in Manila, and his rapid rise to fame.

tongues of many tongues: Filipino Poetry by Luis Francia

The gunshot marriage between the Philippines and imperial America lasted barely less than half a century, from 1898 to 1946, but that union—bizarre, unjust, rarely felicitous—meant the imposition/introduction of yet another Western tongue to those islands.

Jessica Hagedorn by Ameena Meer
Jessica Hagedorn © 1990 Kate Simon.

Author Jessica Hagedorn talks to Ameena Meer about incorporating Filipino traditions, taboos, and superstitions into a mixed media narrative in her novel, Dogeaters.

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