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Editor's Note: As you, dear Reader, can imagine, aggregating all online links is a huge task. While your editor has gotten started, she's only one person. So this site, too, will depend on your volunteer efforts to send review links; you can do so to galateaten at gmail dot com  SALAMAT! 


(Listed in alphabetical order by authors' or editors' last names. CLICK on links to go to reviews.)

BLOODLUST: Philippine Protest Poetry (from Marcos to Duterte) edited by Gemino H. Abad and Alfred A. Yuson (Reyes Publishing, Philippines, 2017)
Reviewed by editor at The Asian Review of Books, Sept. 26, 2017

The essays by Maria Victoria A. Grageda-Smith and Barbara Jane Reyes in OTHERS WILL ENTER THE GATES: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences, and Writing in America edited by Abayomi Animashan (Black Lawrence Press, 2015)
Reviewed by Eileen R. Tabios for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #1, September 2015

Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions by Virgil Mayor Apostol (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 2010)
Author's Preface in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #1, September 2015
Author's Introduction in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #1, September 2015

NAVEL by Rica Bolipata-Santos (University of Santo Tomas, 2016)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #5, December 2017
Filipinotown: Voices from Los Angeles by Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier, Gerald G. Gubatan and Gregory Villanueva (CreateSpace, 2014)
Reviewed by Reme Grefalda for LA Review of Books, July 11, 2016

JOURNEY OF 100 YEARS: REFLECTIONS ON THE CENTENNIAL OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE, edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard & Edmundo F. Litton (PAWWA, 1999)
Reviewed by Roger J. Jiang Bresnahan for AMERASIA JOURNAL available through the editor's website (click on book cover)

CECILIA'S DIARY 1962-1969 by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Anvil, Philippines, 2003)
Reviewed by Erma M. Cuizon for Sunstar Weekend available through the editor's website (click on book cover)

A LA CARTE FOOD AND FICTION edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Ysip Orosa (Anvil, Philippines, 2007)
Reviewed by Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo for Business World Weekender, March 2-3, 2007 available through the editor's website (click on book cover)
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard presents an Introduction in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Ysip Orosa (Anvil, Philippines, 2009)
Reviewed by Allen Gaborro for Philippine News, Nov. 20, 2009 available through the PALH website 

PINOY POETICS: A Collection of Autobiographical and Critical Essays on Filipino and Filipino-American Poetics edited by Nick Carbo (Meritage Press, San Francisco & St. Helena, 2004)
Reviewed by Abigail Licad for Galatea Resurrects #1, March 2006.

OTHER REVIEWS are available through Meritage Press Blog (scroll down)

THE BOHOL WE LOVE Edited by Marjorie Evasco (Anvil, 2017)
Reviewed by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana for The Philippine Star, June 11, 2017

Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago by Luis H. Francia (Kaya Press, New York, 2001; now available as an e-book on Kindle)
Luis H. Francia presents an introductory excerpt in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

Lola's House by M. Evelina Galang (Northwestern University Press, 2017)
Engaged by Eileen Tabios for Galatea Resurrects, Nov. 21, 2017
Reviewed by Donna Miscolta for The Seattle Review of Books, Sept. 27, 2017
Reviewed by Melisssa Sipin for Hyphen, Oct. 25, 2017
Reviewed by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee for The Miami Rail, November 2017

STAGE PRESENCE: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves (Meritage Press, San Francisco & St. Helena, 2002)

Reviewed by Ron Sagye La Rue for JAZZ NEWS, 2010
Reviewed by Allen Gaborro for Philippine News, May 23-29, 2008
OTHER REVIEWS are available through Meritage Press Blog (scroll down)

Bistro Filipino Book edited by Yolanda Perez Johnson, with Contributor Chef Rolando Laudico (Soumak Collections, Inc., Manila, Philippines, 2014)
Engaged by Jeannie Yniguez for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

Philippine Native Trees 202: Up Close and Personal, Editor Marietta Marciano with Domingo Madulid as botanic editor/consultant, Sylvia Mesina as researcher and Raymund Villanueva as copy editor (Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Economy / Hortica Filipina Foundation, Philippines, 2016)
Reviewed by Alfred A. Yuson for The Philippine Star, June 20, 2016

WRITING NAKED: A MEMOIR by Arnie Quibranza Mejia (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Manila, 2016)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Lionel Polinta in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #4, February 2017

SUBVERSIVE LIVES by Nathan Quimpo and Susan Quimpo (Ohio University Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Donna Miscolta for Seattle Review of Books, Feb. 28, 2018

GLIMPSES (A Poetic Memoir) by Leny Mendoza Strobel (Paloma Press, San Mateo, 2019)
Reviewed by Maileen Dumelod Hamto for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #8, November 2019
Reviewed by Prosy Abarquez dela Cruz for the Asian Journal, Oct. 12, 2019

A BOOK OF HER OWN: Words and Images to Honor the Babaylan by Leny Mendoza Strobel (T'boli Publishing, San Francisco, 2005)

Reviewed by Allen Gaborro in Philippine News, Sept. 28, 2005
Reviewed by Marjorie Light for Galatea Resurrects #5, February 2007
Reviewed by Vanessa Kenyon for Galatea Resurrects #4, November 2006

AGAINST MISANTHROPY: A Life in Poetry (2015-1995) by Eileen R. Tabios (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2015)
Reviewed by Thomas Hibbard for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #1, September 2015
Reviewed by Allen Bramhall in Mandala Web, June 8, 2015.
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

MY ROMANCE by Eileen Tabios (Giraffe Books, Quezon City, 2001/2)
Reviewed by Thomas Fink for MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Spring 2004
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

THE BODY PAPERS by Grace Talusan (Restless Books, 2019)
Reviewed by Jennifer Szalai in The New York Times, April 17, 2019
Reviewed by Patty Enrado in Positively Filipino, April 2, 2019

BILIBID: Growing Up Beneath Prison Walls by Romeo P. Virtusio (Context Innovators and Resources International, 2009)
Reviewed by Juaniyo Arcellana for The Philippine Star, April 5, 2010

BROWN RICE: A Memoir by Ted Yabut, Jr. (Epiphany Press, 2015)
Reviewed by Alfred C. Kwong for Positively Filipino, Aug. 17, 2016

LUSH LIFE : Essays 2001-2010 by Alfred A. Yuson (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2010)
Reviewed by Danny C. Sillada (Manila Bulletin, Nov. 14, 2011)

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