Filipina Poets Featured at the Library of Congress
The APA Collection at the Library of Congress is exhibiting the books of Asian American women poets in collaboration with the First Annual Festival of Women's Poetry (Wompherence) on the worldwide web.
A collection of the published works of select poets in the list of "100 Filipina Poets" featured on the Wompherence website (curated by poet Luisa Igloria), is part of this special exhibit.
Filipina poet Angela Manalang Gloria's Poems released in 1940 is considered the first published poetry collection in English by a woman. The original, the revised edition and the updated edition, The Complete Poems, are on display. Two seldom seen monographs, Two Voices, Selected Poems of Abelardo Subido and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido, published in 1945 and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido's Private Edition: Sonnets and other Poems (2002) are likewise included.
The Wompherence Exhibit in the Library of Congress is open to the public, Monday through Saturday during the month of November 2008. It is displayed in the
Asian Reading Room, LJ150
101 Independence Avenue, N.E.
For more information, contact
Asian Pacific American Collection
Asian Division; &
Asian Division Friends Society
Library of Congress
The Filipina poets featured in the Library of Congress exhibit are:
Lilia F. Antonio
Merlinda C. Bobis
Carlene S. Bonnivier
Luisa Igloria (Ma. Luisa B. Aguilar Carino)
Marra PL Lanot
Susan T. Layug
Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo
Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes (Barbara Jane Reyes)
Trinidad Tarrosa Subido
Edith L. Tiempo
Rowena T. Torrevillas
Readers can find the works of 100 Filipina poets in the Wompherence section on FILIPINA POETS at wompherence.proboards82.com