Winner of the 2005 Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry.
Both surrealistic and urgently on-point, these boisterous poems comprise an identity crisis in the age of New Media. Sarah Gambito writes with verve on the complicated collision of ethnicity, sex, immigration, and nationality, her playfulness and pop-culture savvy offering cover for her surprise attacks of direct, even confrontational engagement: "Am I frightening you?" she asks. "I'm frightening you. // Good and good and good and good."
Praise for the Book:
"The poems in this second collection are as much about language as they are about Gambito's Filipina heritage. . . They are surrealistic, fierce, and playful."—Library Journal
“In Delivered, Sarah Gambito continues her strong-willed, sidesplitting strike against the notion that a poet need pillow-smother the complexities of identity. These poems, like ‘cellophane bags of jewelry’, are both beautiful and indecorous; more importantly, they are memorable. I marvel at and applaud this feisty and increasingly important writer.”—Major Jackson
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Original trade paperback/$14.00 (Can. $15.50)/ISBN 978-0-89255-346-4/80 pages/Poetry