Volume 3 Issue 2
It wasn’t a year for metaphors. When the world began to burn in January of 2020, the blaze that spread across the…
Indigenous Languages: Literary Freedom and the Opportunity to Exist
We come together on a common subject in this Congress, which is language.
A Poetics of the Literary Work
Let me begin with a general perspective on the mind, language, and the literary work, and end on our country’s literature.
The Detective in Philippine Detective Fiction: A Defiance of Popular Convention
When one talks about detective fiction the writers that immediately come to mind are: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha…
Nang igapos ako ng mga sinulid ng takot at isinumpa sa paanan ng Alhambra, pumapanaog siya: matandang babae
Isang supot ng dalanghita ang pasasalamat Ng nanay mo. Dumadalang na raw kasi
Limang Tulang Cambodia
Sinalubong ng mga pula at puting bulaklak ng lotus, Palangga,
Of Love and Other Attritions: Five Contemporary Mindanao Poems in Translation
The bay Is half of a bowl,
Rizal Walks Along The Foxgloves
I looked at the foxgloves and told myself what I needed.
Reversing the Foolish Man and Other Poems
Let us reverse the foolishness of the man who orders the death of the toe-slippered boy,
Suite of Five Poems
I stand on the sand Finer than any grain
Let the morning come with the birds’ sing-song
Poems from Ecstasy Facsimile
When you turned off the engine, the late birds gossiped in a sinister tongue, and the nausea scurried up his throat:
‘Nak ng PI
Madalas magtaka ang mga kaibigan ko noong noon. Bakit daw ba parang hindi ako mapalagay nang husto sa tuwing lalabas kami at…
Ang sabi ng nanay ko, pangit daw akong baby.
Kuwadro Kara: Apat Na Mukhang Muntik Ko Nang Hindi Mamukhaan
Dapat kahapon ko pa ito naisulat. Pagkauwing-pagkauwi sana.
Pumayat, Yumaman, Umibig: Hindi Ako Relihiyoso Pero Espiritwal Akong Tao
Noong lumalaki ako lahat ng lalake sa paligid ko, nagsisigarilyo at umiinom.
Down the Stretch: Memories of San Lazaro Hippodrome
The San Lazaro Hippodrome was set on a property of about 25 hectares in the heart of old Manila, and, like a…
An Edge Between
I am born with a tooth in my mouth. Breast feeding is impossibly painful for my mother.
An Unreliable Guide to Climbing Mountains (Or, It’s All Uphill From Here)
When your longtime friends suggest an overnight family trip to a nature reserve, the first thing you find yourself doing is to…
Everyday: The Exquisite Intricate
Suppose I begin with the facts? A boy leaves his childhood home
Saan na ba ako dinadala ng aking mga paa?
Mumunting Alipato Ang Mga Bituin Sa Langit
Lulan kami sa isang dyip. Nakahiga sa upuan ang aking kapatid. Duguan.
Nang Walang Nakakarinig
Ang sabi mo noon, P’re, madali lang matutuhan ang C scale sa biyulin.
THE MEMORIES ARE clear, now, of my grandfather, from our time with him in the mountain house in Lalakay.
Mga Bata Sa Selda 43
Sa pagsisimula ng dula, isang pulang bombilya ang iilaw sa bandang likuran ng entablado kaalinsabay ng pagtunog ng isang sirena, malakas, nakabubulahaw.
Ang Mga Naiwan
Pagbukas ng mga ilaw, makikitang may tatlong upuan sa entablado.
An Archipelago of Desire: Alfred Yuson’s Islands of Words & Other Poems
Only in a poet’s imagination can loneliness be ferried out into the sea