Patria Rivera

Patria Rivera’s first poetry collection, Puti/White, was shortlisted for the 2006 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She has also published The Bride Anthology, BE, and The Time Between, and co-authored two chapbooks: Six from the Sixth and Weathering: An Exchange of Poems. Her poetry is featured in Oxford University Press’s Perspectives in Ideology, and in Elana Wolff’s Implicate me: Short Essays on Reading Contemporary Poems, as well as in the Toronto Public Library’s Online Culture Series. She has received fellowships from the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Hawthornden Castle Writers’ Retreat in Scotland, and the Nieman Center for Journalism at Harvard University. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.

Books by Patria Rivera

Since first arriving on Canada’s shores over 150 years ago, Filipinos have contributed invaluably — though too often invisibly — to Canadian society. This anthology by members of the Filipino-Canadian community explores Filipino-Canadian identities, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions.