Mythological Woman and the Prose Poem in Barbara Jane Reyes’s Diwata

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Mariejoy San Buenaventura


Barbara Jane Reyes, a Filipino-American poet, had her collection Diwata published in 2010 by the New York-based BOA Editions Ltd. as part of their American Poets Continuum series. Despite the slimness of the volume – the epigraph, poems, and notes occupy sixty-seven A5-sized pages – it contains an abundance of the worthwhile for comparative mythologists and literary analysts.

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