barangay is an elegant collection from Adrian De Leon that gathers in and arranges the difficult pieces of a scattered history. In these poems De Leon considers the deadly impact of colonialism, the far-reaching effects of the diaspora from the Philippines and the personal loss of his ability to speak Ilokano, his grandmother's native tongue.
About the authors
Adrian De Leon is a writer and educator from Manila via Scarborough, Ontario. He is the author of Rouge and co-editor of FEEL WAYS: A Scarborough Anthology, both published by Mawenzi House. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Puritan, Joyland Magazine and Catapult. His research has been featured in VICE, National Geographic, The Guardian and more. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.