Paloma Press has set up a Book-Match Program on behalf of poet Nick Carbo, who has been integral in the development of Filipino-American literature. An article about his work as a poet and cultural activist is available at HYPHEN: http://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2017/06/nick-carbó-pioneer-filipino-american-poetry Nick recently had to have his right foot amputated on an emergency basis, one month before he was to get health insurance! As a result, there is a fundraising program for him to help defray his daunting health costs. The fundraiser is hosted at GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/42zvjkw
For every donation of at least $25, Paloma Press is willing to send the donor copies of the following books: MANHATTAN: An Archipelago by Eileen R. Tabios (normally a $40 value), BLUE by Reme Grefalda and Wesley St. Jo (normally a $16.20 value), and Marawi by Albert E. Alejo and Eileen R. Tabios (a fundraising project in support of relief efforts in war-torn Marawi in Southern Philippines). After you make your donation, email editor at palomapress dot net to give us your snail mail address. Here is what Jacket2 recently said about our books:
On MANHATTAN: An Archipelago: “Tabios begins with an index of urban artifacts — a yoga mat, a piece of pineapple skin, a bottle of Seconal, a hundred-dollar bill — and follows this chain through the nuanced characters of her poetry. What we get in Manhattan an Archeology is a snapshot of faces: the privileged, the immigrants, the dead who still trudge to work, and the fluctuating smiles of the blissfully lost.”
On BLUE: “From the hesitance of “Should / I / Linger?” to the sureness of “lose you to a song? / absurd,” the poem has a way of drawing meaning from even the smallest of phrases. Blue may have only four letters, but it opens up to an entire world of thought.”
Paloma’s Book-Match Program will last through Aug. 31, 2017.