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Pinay Poetics, Persisting, Persisting, Walang Hiya

What I’m doing these days. Well, I am starting to get itchy, restless again. Either from my addiction ...

Poem for Today: Carlos Bulosan, “Song for Chris Mensalvas Birthday”

Something I often think of, as a poet, this binary social attitude that poetry is both frivolous, excessive, ...

Essay: What Does It Mean to be an APIA Author in “These Times.”

I am seeing a lot of folks — educators and authors — checking in on social media. They ...

Why I Turn to Lit and Art When Times Are Hard

“Hard” is an understatement. I am inspired by fellow APIA author Neil Aitken’s recent post on the value ...

Today’s Poems: To Spit Fire, and To Return a Heroine

Poem for the Day: Carlos Bulosan, “If You Want to Know What We Are”

If you want to know what we are who inhabit forest mountain rivershore, who harness beast, living steel, ...