A Fierce Review of a Fierce Book

Here’s an excerpt from an early review of Luisa Igloria’s latest collection, Juan Luna’s Revolver (just luuuv that title):

Luisa A. Igloria’s Juan Luna’s Revolver is a fierce work. It is a collection that queries the place of contemporary Filipino American subjectivity as it collides against material histories that require excavation. What does travel and tourism mean in the contemporary moment, especially when placed up against the ways in which Filipinos were once employed as live exhibits at the 1904 Worlds Fair and Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri? The idea of the Filipino as diasporic subject is clearly figured as the grounding politic of the collection. As the lyric speaker moves from one location to another, various poems situate the movement of Filipinos to all parts of the world, including those that came to America on Spanish Galleons, and an artist who travels to France, among other such trajectories.

Check out the rest of the review, here.

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