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Bulaklak sa Tubig: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Himagsik

By Joi Barrios
Translated by Mark Pangilinan

Joi Barrios' metaphors, images, and words attempt to capture the impossible -- "bare life" asĀ  a Filipino condition. In her lush Tagalog verse, we encounter hopeful lovers, murdered farm workers, grieving mothers of missing activists, Jose Rizal's radical but lesser-known sister, and countless Filipino immigrants. There is love and loss, brutality and beauty, history and memory in her elegant poems that beg to be read in both languages.
- Nerissa S. Balce, Stony Brook University

Joi Barrios teaches Filipino and Philippine literature while on leave as an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines. She has won the Palanca Awards for poetry, drama, and the essay; and was the recipient of the TOWNS award (The Outstanding Women in Nation's Service) in 2004. This is her third poetry collection.

Mark Pangilinan is a poet and translator currently in his fourth year of graduate study at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details:
Format: Softbound
Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Inc.
Category: Poetry