Monday, November 10, 2008


Press Release: Filipina Poets in Library of Congress Special Exhibit

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 
Jefferson Building
101 Independence Avenue, N.E.
Washington DC 

For more information, contact 

Reme Grefalda 
Asian Pacific American Collection
Asian Division; &
Program Chair,
Asian Division Friends Society
Library of Congress
(202) 707-6096(202) 
707-1724 fax

The Filipina poets featured in the Library of Congress exhibit are: 

Mila Aguilar
Cora Almerino
Linda Alburo
Lilia F. Antonio
Merlinda C. Bobis
Carlene S. Bonnivier
Sofiya Cabalquinto
Catalina Cariaga
Marjorie Evasco
Penelope Flores
Sarah Gambito
Jean Vengua
Reme Grefalda
Jessica Hagedorn
Luisa Igloria (Ma. Luisa B. Aguilar Carino)
Marra PL Lanot
Babeth Lolarga
Susan T. Layug
Fatima Lim-Wilson 
Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo
Angela Manalang-Gloria
Maningning Miclat
Barb Natividad
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Cristina Querrer
Lilia Quindoza-Santiago
Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes
Patria Rivera
Nadine Sarreal
Trinidad Tarrosa Subido
Eileen Tabios
Ester Tapia
Edith L. Tiempo
Rowena T. Torrevillas

Readers can find the works of 100 Filipina poets in the 
Wompherence section on FILIPINA POETS at

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