Thursday, February 18, 2010


Meritage Press Announcement

A Special Release Offer for traje de boda, poems by Aileen Ibardaloza

Meritage Press is delighted to announce the release of traje de boda, a first poetry book by Aileen Ibardaloza. "Advance Words" include:
"Aileen Ibardaloza’s first book is a charmer more than a disarmer of the complicated relationships between men and women, mothers and daughters, or colonized and colonizer. The intensity of her voice is not unlike the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral with llantos like these: 'I say it’s all right./Yes, if I ever lose my mouth,' and 'My old same hides/her face behind a fan.' traje de boda belongs on any serious bookshelf of contemporary poetry."
—Nick Carbó, author of Chinese, Japanese, What are These?

Aileen Ibardaloza is a poet and memoirist who first trained as a molecular biologist. She grew up in Manila, and studied and traveled around Asia and Europe before joining her family in the United States in 2000. She was married in 2009; she and her husband live in the San Francisco bay area with their two cats. Also the Associate Editor of Our Own Voice Literary Ezine, she has seen writings appear in various online and print media including Manorborn; 1000 Views of Girl Singing (Leafe Press, U.K. and California, 2009); A Taste of Home (Anvil, Manila, 2008); Fellowship; Moria Poetry; and Galatea Resurrects.


To celebrate the release of traje de boda, Meritage Press is pleased to announce a SPECIAL RELEASE OFFER good through March 31, 2010. Through this offer, you may order the book for $12.50 (a 22% discount from the regular retail price of $16.00) per book. Those who live in the U.S. also will receive free shipping/handling (usually a $5.00 charge). Please make checks out to "Meritage Press" and send to

E. Tabios
Meritage Press
256 No. Fork Crystal Springs Rd.
St. Helena, CA 94574


traje de boda is also available directly from Meritage Press' Lulu Account.

For more information, including international orders or requests for review copies, please email