As the first international anthology of Filipina writers published in the United States, Babaylan reflects the complex history of a people whose roots have stretched to both sides of the globe. The voices represented in this collection offer a broad and varied perspective on the Filipina writer whose diasporic existence can be traced to a common literary tradition. This connection is a living, breathing bridge, not only between countries but also generations, as strong voices from the past fuel realities of the future. Challenging, innovative, fierce and reflective, somber and funny. No one word can capture the extraordinary range of this collection. Babaylan includes poetry and prose by over 60 writers.