Alum/Poet Barbara Jane Reyes on the Filipino-Latino Connection

Thursday, November 06, 2014
HYPHEN MAGAZINE -- Few artists have been as politically engaged, committed to community-building and generous with their talents as Filipina American poet Barbara Jane Reyes. In addition to her writing, she sits on the board of Philippine American Writers and Artists, which holds events to promote Filipino literature, teaches at San Francisco State University and Mills College, works on additional editorial projects, mentors new writers and maintains her own blog. Reyes earned her Master of Fine Arts at SF State. In a word, her poetry is relentless. It continually interrogates the power structures, hierarchies, and assumptions modeled by the legacies of Spanish and American imperialism and colonization.