For The City That Nearly Broke Me by Barbara Jane Reyes

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  1. […] 2008) Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press, […]

  2. […] For the City That Nearly Broke Me was published in 2012 by Aztlan Libre Press. It was great to return to the manageable chapbook form once again, to be included as an “indigenous voice” in a small press catalog with folks such as alurista, and to have this chapbook relatively well-received by the community. I like this volume, enjoyed writing it — it’s kind of, for me, a return to verse from the dominating prose form of Diwata – and I love the kind of care and attention that Anisa Onofre and Juan Tejeda at Aztlan Libre Press have given me and my chapbook. […]

  3. […] For The City That Nearly Broke Me by Barbara Jane Reyes (reviewed in this post by Jai) […]

  4. […] Barbara Jane Reyes, For the City that Nearly Broke Me […]

  5. […] Jai Arun Ravine for this review of Barbara Jane Reyes‘ FOR THE CITY THAT NEARLY BROKE ME. As a transplant from Manila and a transplant to Oakland, Barbara’s voices, borrowed and […]

  6. […] For The City That Nearly Broke Me by Barbara Jane Reyes | Aztlan Libre Press 2012 | $13 In my California, we know how to party. We Black Panther Party. We 2PAC and Dre. We Dime a Day, we Dollar a Dance. We Fillmore jazz. We Summer of Love. We Barbary Coast. We I-Hotel. We Chinatown. We North Beach howl. […]

  7. […] subversive discourse in the street verse of her latest chapbook For The City that Nearly Broke Me reads like a Cosmopolitan-cadenced ”Howl,” wherein the best minds of Reyes’ […]

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  9. […] FOR THE CITY THAT NEARLY BROKE ME Author: Barbara Jane Reyes ISBN: 9780984441532 Price: […]

  10. […] Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010), recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. She is also the author of the chapbooks Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press, 2008), Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press, 2012). […]

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