Asian American Writers

In response to May’s designation as Asian Heritage Month, C.O.R.A. Diversity Roll Call is asking participants to discussion their favorite Asian or Asian American writers and their works.

Regular readers should remember my numerous posts about Arlene Ang, but here’s a roundup of those posts here. I know that she lives in Italy, but her family is from the Philippines and she’s a poet. Poets need more face time in my humble opinion. So here it is, a bit about the Philippines I found on Wikipedia:

Manila is the capital of this Southeast Asian nation, which is officially called the Republic of the Philippines and consists of more than 7,000 islands. More than 90 million people live in this nation, which is a former Spanish colony. While the main religion on the islands has been Roman Catholicism (one of only 2 nations in Asia where Catholicism dominates), there are many other religions represented including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Check this link for some ecology information.

Check out Arlene’s poem in 42opus, It Could’ve Been a Centerfold and A Setting Sun. Or her five poems in Identity Theory.

Check out these current giveaways:

A giveaway of The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady, here; Deadline is May 1 11:59 PM EST

5 Joanna Scott, author of Follow Me, books giveaway, here; Deadline May 4, 11:59 PM EST.

Giveaway for Eleanor Bluestein’s Tea & Other Ayama Na Tales short story collection, here; Deadline is May 6, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.