We always love hearing about publication updates from our Anthology authors, so we are pleased to share that Tony Robles (his piece in the Anthology is “The Bee Keeper”) has a new book available:
Publisher: Ithuriel’s Spear Press, SF
Purchase from SPD, Berkeley, CA
Description: Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Activism. Filipino Studies.
Review: “In poems and vignettes, Tony Robles has written the generational memory of San Francisco at the point where alienation, deportations, and technological invasions are gutting its soul. This Filipino activist just won’t have it and neither will you after reading this superb book that restores the sense of a People’s City.”—Jack Hirschman
Author: Tony Robles was born and raised in San Francisco. He is the author of two children’s books, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel, written for his son, Lakas. He is co-editor and a revolutionary worker scholar of Poor magazine where homefulness, a landless people’s revolution is taking place. In 2010 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Mythium Literary Journal for his short story, In My Country. Robles is also a housing rights advocate and board president of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. He currently lives in Oakland with his wife Tiny and his son Tibu.
Tony’s blog. His phone number: 415-374-5344
Reading at Eastwind on July 18 with Amy Uyematsu, author of the Yellow Door.