AWARD-WINNING POET: Gloria’s last collection won the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, recognizing books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.
WELL REGARDED IN POETRY COMMUNITY: Gloria’s champions include Yusek Komunyakua, Naomi Shihab Nye, Li-Young Lee, Andrew Hudgins, and Robert Pinsky.
Advance praise for Sightseer in This Killing City:
“Empires crumble and the dust continues to contaminate the land, the air, our bodies, and our conscience. What a blessing to have Eugene Gloria help us reckon with the troubled histories that shape America, the Philippines, and every point in between. If the broken world had a musical score, it would thunder like the disquieting poems in Sightseer in This Killing City.” —Rigoberto González
“These fast-paced narratives are cacophonous and unsettling. But first and foremost, they are tales that praise ordinary people. Their stories sing out to the reader with heart-rending vividness. This book is a rough and sleepless journey told by a tourist who keeps arriving at a Goon Republic but never stays. A fascinating read.” —Marilyn Chin
Praise for Gloria’s last collection, My Favorite Warlord:
“A lively, fast-paced third book…Gloria establishes himself as a poet of memory, of masculinity, as well as of Asian-American political identity…Gloria set himself confidently against injustice, in favor of inquiry, amid the eclectic language of contemporary scenes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Gloria’s collection, a meditation on his late father and a lyric memoir of 1967, when he was ten years old and emigrated with his family from the Philippines to San Francisco, touches on issues of heritage, identity and memory.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
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