Saturday, June 9, 2007


The following list is from Barbara Jane Reyes (
*Disclaimer: this is an attempt at a somewhat comprehensive list, which I originally created in August 2006. Please bear in mind I am limited in my ability to know of every single title out there. That said, I will update this list on a somewhat regular basis, as titles become known to me. Regarding self-published books, I am not yet sure how to include these, given my general difficulty in discerning vanity presses from various, diverse "D.I.Y." publishing projects. I do not include e-publications and CD's. I also do not include graphic novels, but if titles become known to me I will rethink this omission. There are some titles that cross genre, and which I decided to place in one genre over another.*

Alumit, Noel. Letters to Montgomery Clift. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2002.
Alumit, Noel. Talking to the Moon. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2006.
Bacho, Peter. Cebu. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.
Bacho, Peter. Nelson’s Run. Holliston, MA: Willowgate Press, 2002.
Bacho, Peter. Entrys. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005.
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra. When the Rainbow Goddess Wept. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra. Magdalena. Austin, TX: Plain View Press, 2002.
Bulosan, Carlos. America Is In The Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974.
Bulosan, Carlos. The Cry and the Dedication. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.
Chai, Arlene J. The Last Time I Saw Mother. New York: Ballantine Books, 1997.
Galang, M. Evelina. One Tribe. Kalamazoo, IL: New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2006.
Hagedorn, Jessica. Dogeaters. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.
Hagedorn, Jessica. The Gangster of Love. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Hagedorn, Jessica. Dream Jungle. New York: Viking Press, 2003.
Holthe, Tess Uriza. When The Elephants Dance. New York: Crown, 2002.
Holthe, Tess Uriza. The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes. New York: Crown, 2007.
Linmark, R. Zamora. Rolling The R’s. New York: Kaya Press, 1997.
Murray, Sabina. A Carnivore’s Inquiry. New York: Grove Press, 2004.
Nolledo, Wilfrido D. But for the Lovers. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1994.
Ong, Han. Fixer Chao. New York: Picador, 2002.
Ong, Han. The Disinherited. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers, 2004.
Realuyo, Bino. The Umbrella Country. New York: Ballantine Books, 1999.
Roley, Brian Ascalon. American Son: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.
Rosca, Ninotchka. State of War. New York: W.W. Norton, 1988.
Rosca, Ninotchka. Twice Blessed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.
Ty-Casper, Linda. DreamEden. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.
Short Story Collections
Bacho, Peter. Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.
Galang, M. Evelina. Her Wild American Self: Short Stories. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996.
Gonzales, N.V.M. The Bread of Salt and Other Stories. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1993.
Murray, Sabina. The Caprices. New York: Mariner Books, 2002.
Peñaranda, Oscar. Seasons by the Bay. San Francisco: T’boli Publishing & Distribution, 2004.
Santos, Bienvenido. Scent of Apples: A Collection of Stories. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979.
Skinner, Michelle Cruz. Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1997.
Stapleton, Lara. The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1998.
Tagatac, Geronimo. The Weight of the Sun. Portland, OR: Ooligan Press, 2006.
Villa, José Garcia. Have Come, Am Here. New York: Viking Press, 1942.
Villanueva, Marianne. Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila. Corvalis, OR: Calyx Books, 1991.
Villanueva, Marianne. Mayor of the Roses. Oxford, OH: Miami University Press, 2005.

Books of Poetry
Barot, Rick. The Darker Fall. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2002.
Bautista, Michelle. Kali Blade. Saint Helena, CA: Meritage Press, 2006.
Cabalquinto, Luis. Bridgeable Shores. New York: Kaya Press, 2001.
Carbó, Nick. El Grupo McDonalds. Sylmar, CA: Tia Chucha Press, 1995.
Carbó, Nick. Secret Asian Man. Sylmar, CA: Tia Chucha Press, 2001.
Carbó, Nick. Andalusian Dawn. Cincinnati: Cherry Grove Collections, 2004.
Cariaga, Catalina. Cultural Evidence. Honolulu: A’A Arts, 1999.
Cerenio, Virginia. Trespassing Innocence. San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1989.
Corpuz, Veronica, and Michelle Naka Pierce. Tri/Via. Pittsburgh, PA: Erudite Fangs/Pub Lush, 2003.
De la Paz, Oliver. Names Above Houses. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.
Francia, Luis H. Museum of Absences. Saint Helena, CA and Quezon City: Meritage Press and University of the Philippines Press, 2004.
Gamalinda, Eric. Zero Gravity. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 1999.
Gambito, Sarah. Matadora. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2004.
Gloria, Eugene. Drivers at the Short-Time Motel. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.
Gloria, Eugene. Hoodlum Birds. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.
Gotera, Vince. Dragonfly. San Antonio, TX: Pecan Grove Press, 1994.
Hagedorn, Jessica. Danger and Beauty. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.
Igloria, Luisa. Trill and Mordent. Cincinnati: WordTech Editions, 2005.
Jacinto, Jaime. Heaven Is Just Another Country. San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1996.
Javier, Paolo. The Time at the End of this Writing. Ontario, Canada: Ahadada Press, 2004.
Javier, Paolo. 60 lv bo(e)mbs. Oakland, CA: O Books, 2005.
Linmark, R. Zamora. Prime Time Apparitions. New York: Hanging Loose Press, 2005.
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee. Miracle Fruit. Dorset, VT: Tupelo Press, 2003.
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee. At the Drive-In Volcano. Dorset, VT: Tupelo Press, 2007.
Peñaranda, Oscar. Full Deck (Jokers Playing). San Francisco: T’boli Publishing & Distribution, 2004.
Pineda, Jon. Birthmark. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.
Realuyo, Bino. The Gods We Worship Live Next Door. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2006.
Reyes, Barbara Jane. Gravities of Center. San Francisco: Arkipelago Books Publishing, 2003.
Reyes, Barbara Jane. Poeta en San Francisco. Kaneohe, HI: Tinfish Press, 2005.
Rivera, Patria. Puti/White. Calgary, Alberta: Frontenac House, 2005.
Robles, Al. Rappin’ With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark: Poems. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1996.
Rosal, Patrick. Uprock, Headspin, Scramble and Dive. New York: Persea Books, 2003.
Rosal, Patrick. My American Kundiman. New York: Persea Books, 2006.
Starnes, Sofia M. A Commerce of Moments. Columbus, OH: Pavement Saw Press, 2003.
Tabios, Eileen R. Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole. East Rockaway, NY: Marsh Hawk Press, 2002.
Tabios, Eileen R. Menage a Trois with the 21st Century. Espoo, Finland: xPress(ed), 2004.
Tabios, Eileen R. I Take Thee, English, for My Beloved. East Rockaway, NY: Marsh Hawk Press, 2005.
Tagami, Jeff. October Light. San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1987.
Villa, José Garcia. The Anchored Angel. New York: Kaya Press, 1999.
Non-Fiction Essay and Memoir
Francia, Luis H. Eye of the Fish. New York: Kaya Press, 2001.
McReynolds, Patricia Justiniani. Almost Americans: A Quest for Dignity. Santa Fe, NM: Red Crane Books, 1997.
Poblete, Pati Navalta. The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents in America. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Press, 2006.
San Juan Jr., E., ed. On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.
Stickmon, Janet. Crushing Soft Rubies. Piedmont, CA: Broken Shackle Press, 2003.
Strobel, Leny Mendoza. A Book of Her Own. San Francisco: T’boli Publishing & Distribution, 2005.

Children’s Books
Gilles, Almira Astudillo. Willie Wins. New York: Lee and Low Books, 2001.
Robles, Anthony D. Lakas and the Manilatown Fish: Si Lakas at Ang Isda Manilatown. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2003.
Robles, Anthony D. Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel: Si Lakas at Ang Makibaka Hotel. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 2006.

Plays and Screenplays
Barroga, Jeannie. “Walls.” In Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women, edited by Roberta Uno. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.
Barroga, Jeannie. “Talk Story.” In But Still, Like Air, I'll Rise: New Asian American Plays, edited by Velina Hasu Houston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.
Barroga, Jeannie. “Eye of the Coconut.” In Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing, edited by Rajini Srikanth, and Esther Iwanaga. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
Cajayon, Gene, and John Manal Castro. The Debut. Chicago: Tulitos Press, 2001.
Pulido, Rod. The Flipside: A Filipino American Comedy. Chicago: Tulitos Press, 2002.
Tanglao-Aguas, Francis. When the Purple Settles. Manila: Bathala Press, 2006.
Anthologies: Short Stories and Poetry
Bay Area Pilipino American Writers. Without Names: A Collection Of Poems. San Francisco: Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1985.
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra, ed. Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1998.
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra, ed. Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults. Santa Monica, CA: Philippine American Literary House, 2003.
Cabico, Regie, and Todd Swift, eds. Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1998.
Cachapero, Emily, Bayani Mariano, and Luis Syquia, eds. Liwanag: Literary and Graphic Expressions by Filipinos in America. San Francisco: Liwanag Publishing Co., 1975.
Carbó, Nick, ed. Returning a Borrowed Tongue: An Anthology of Filipino and Filipino American Poetry. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1995.
Carbó, Nick, and Denise Duhamel, eds. Sweet Jesus: Poems About the Ultimate Icon. Los Angeles: The Anthology Press, 2002.
Carbó, Nick, and Eileen Tabios, eds. Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2000.
Flores, Penelope V., and Allen Gaborro, eds. Whisper of the Bamboo. San Francisco: Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2004.
Francia, Luis H., ed. Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Philippine Literature in English. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1993.
Francia, Luis H., and Eric Gamalinda, eds. Flippin’: Filipinos on America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996.
Hagedorn, Jessica, ed. Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.
Hagedorn, Jessica, ed. Charlie Chan is Dead 2: At Home in the World. New York: Penguin Books, 2004.
Realuyo, Bino, Rahna Reiko Rizutto, and Kendall Henry, eds. The Nuyorasian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000.
Tan, Joel B., ed. Queer PAPI Porn: Gay Asian Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1998.
Tan, Joel B., ed. Best Gay Asian Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2004.
Toribio, Helen, ed. Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild. San Francisco: T’boli Publishing & Distribution, 2002.
Villanueva, Marianne, and Virginia Cerenio, eds. Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas. Corvalis, OR: Calyx Books, 2003.
Vengua, Jean, and Mark Young, eds. The First Hay(na)ku Anthology. St. Helena, CA: Meritage Press, 2005.
Non-fiction and Essay: Literary/Cultural Criticism and Theory
Carbó, Nick, ed. PINOY POETICS: A Collection of Autobiographical and Critical Essays on Filipino and Filipino-American Poetics. St. Helena, CA: Meritage Press, 2004.
Davis, Rocío G., Transcultural Reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian Short-Story Cycles. Toronto: Tsar Publications, 2003.
Davis, Rocío G., ed. Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Issue on Filipino American Literature (Spring 2004).
Davis, Rocío G., and Sue-Im Lee, eds. Literary Gestures: The Aesthetic in Asian American Writing. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.
Galang, M. Evelina, ed. Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2003.
Grefalda, Reme A., Lucy M. Burns, Theo Gonzalves, and Anna M. Alvez. Towards a Cultural Community: Identity, Education, and Stewardship in Filipino American Performing Arts. Washington DC: National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NAFFAA), 2003.
Hidalgo, Cristina Pantoja, and Priscelina Patajo-Legasto, eds. Philippine Post-Colonial Studies Essays on Language and Literature. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1993.
Hosillos, Lucila V. Philippine-American Literary-Relations, 1898-1941. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 1969.
Igloria, Luisa, ed. Not Home, But Here: Writing From the Filipino Diaspora. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2003.
Lumbera, Bienvenido. Revaluation 1997: Essays on Philippine Literature, Cinema and Popular Culture. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 1984.
San Juan Jr., E. The Radical Tradition in Philippine Literature. Quezon City: Manlapaz Publishing Company, 1971.
San Juan Jr., E. History and Form: Selected Essays. Manila: Ateneo De Manila University Press, 1996.
San Juan Jr., E. The Philippine Temptation: Dialectics of Philippine-U.S. Literary Relations. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996.
Strobel, Leny Mendoza. Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post – 1965 Filipino Americans. Manila: Giraffe Books, 2001.
Tabios, Eileen, ed. Black Lightning: Poetry in Progress. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.

(Photo above, courtesy of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard: l-r: Vince Gotera, Virginia Cerenio, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, N.V.M. Gonzalez, William Oandasan)

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