Joi Barrios wins book award

Congratulations to SSEAS faculty member Dr. Joi Barrios! Her book of poetry, Bulaklak sa Tubig: Mga Tula ng Pag-ibig at Himagsik (Flowers in Water: Poems of Love and Revolt) won the Gintong Aklat (Golden Book) Award (literature category), a national award given by the Book Development Association of the Philippines every other year. This year, 2012, the awards were given for books published in 2010 and 2011. She shares the award with her translator Mark Pangilinan (UCI Ph.D. candidate) and book designer/poetry teacher Fidel Rillo.