Rappin' with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark

By Al Robles

1996. 138 Pages, 6 Photographs.

Paperback Edition: $13.00
ISBN: 0934052255

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The quintessential Pilipino American poet, storyteller, and co-founder of the Kearny Street Asian American Writers Workshop in San Francisco tells stories that span a century of Pilipino life in America. His poetry is inhabited by families, farm laborers, factory workers, Zen monks, pool sharks, cooks, children, lovers, preachers, pinups, young bloods, musicians, barbers, and Buddhas.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. TAGATAC IN IFUGAO MOUNTAIN

Tagatac in Ifugao Mountain
A Thousand Pilipino Songs: Ako Ay Pilipino
Agbayani Village
International Hotel Night Watch
Manong Federico Delos Reyes and His Golden Banjo
Manong Jincto Santos Tomas
Manong Camara
Benito Milliano, the Rice Cake Manong
Uncle Victor, the Forgotten Manong
Manong Felix
The Hawaiian Sugarcane Wild Boar Manong
The Wandering Manong
Taxi Dance
Manong O'Campo
Bataan Bar in Delano
Jurimentado Blues in Reno
Guadalupe: "Come To Me My Melancholy Baby"
Carlos Bulosan: Pilipino Poet

II. BACK TO THE LAND

Back to the Land
Hidden Forest Sanctuary
Jedediah Smith Redwoods
Traveled North to the Woods Humboldt to Oregon - Washington Pacific Northwest Cascades
Boyang the Wandering Recluse
Kenji Miyazawa, the Sad Poet
Sakurai Takamine, the Wandering Kyushu Mountain-Sake Hobo
Ryokan - The Crazy Snow Poet
The Mountain-Toilet Thief
Hunting for Bamboo
Sushi-Okashi and Green Tea with Mitsu Yashima
Meeting the Poet Luis Syquia on the Fourth Month Thirteenth Day One Thousand Nine-Hundred-
Eighty-Nine
Mary Tall Mountain
Wandering North to Alaska
Winter Rain Yum Cha with Gin San
Cheuk Heuk Returns to Hong Kong One More Time
Over Etang's House for Talong
Hop Jok Fair
Poor Man's Bridge/Portsmouth Square

III. CHINATOWN BLUES FOR BLUES POETS

Chinatown Blues for Blues Poets
Jazz of My Youth
Fillmore Black Ghetto
Rebirth of Wounded Knee
It Was A Warm Summer Day
Olangapo
Tiao-yu Tai Islands
Rapping with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark
Asian Center
Yukio Mishima 48 Ronin
Visiting the Grave of Edwardo Bedajos
From the Poet's Place
Ode to Bill Sorro

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