BOA is proud to announce Barbara Jane Reyes as winner of the 2012 Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry Published in 2010 for her BOA collection Diwata. According to Our Own Voice, "the monograph DIWATA will be part of the GFLA special collection (South East Asian Collection) in the Library of Congress and housed permanently in the Asian Reading Room." News of her award has appeared in The Philippine News and Asian Fortune, both newspapers with a nationwide U.S. circulation, as well as in other major Philippine news media and social networks. Born in Manila and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Reyes has a plethora of cultural experiences to draw from. Her Artist's Statement affirms: “I believe in subverting the master’s literary forms and art disciplines by simultaneously insinuating and forcing into his forms my own base of cultural and historical knowledge . . .” Her statement clearly resonates with the literary sphere. Reyes is a poet who has experienced much-earned success, and who is on the brink of experiencing even more. Congratulations to Barbara Jane Reyes! See her winning collection, here.
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