The Hunger, Verity La Anthology No. 1, is now available for AUS$10 at VERITYLA.COM!
Thrilled to have a great first review of The Measure of Skin by Tony Messenger. Thanks, Tony!
Active social media followers would probably have come across Ramon Loyola, whose recent projects include poems in the new Verity La anthology, “The Hunger”, as well as designing the flyer for this new eBook, he is guest editing Issue 3 of “Pink Cover Zine” with Samantha Trayhurn, and he actively keeps his blog “ramon loyola in lowercase” up to date with references to his published poems (in the last month he has had work appear in “Pencilled In Magazine Issue 3: Food” and in “Other Terrain Journal Issue # 5”).
Earlier this year Vagabond Press released a small chapbook of Ramon Loyola’s poems as part of their “deciBels 3” Series, “The Measure of Skin”. The series was edited by Australian writer Michelle Cahill and is introduced at Vagabond press as follows:
Richly diverse in their cultures and communities, these poets trace their ancestries to South Asia and the Philippines, to…
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How do you eat a ripe mango?
‘it’s a chore to eat a ripe mango’ appears in Pencilled In Issue 3: Food, translated from the original Filipino (Tagalog) piece, ‘mahirap kainin, hinog na mangga’. This is a second thought to the translated piece.
Another gift to come in just now is Backstory Journal Issue # 5‘s publication of my poem, ‘Where the feet have been‘. What an honour!
Other Terrain Journal Issue # 5 has just published my poem, ‘After the boat (view from the shore)‘. It’s my deep honour to be included in this wonderful journal.
Get those submissions in by 30 June 2018!
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Thrilled to guest-edit Pink Cover Zine Issue #3 on the theme of ‘Mementos‘ (thanks, Sam Trayhurn). Get those submissions in!
Pink Cover Zine, Issue #3: Mementos
Guest Editor: Ramon Loyola
One quiet evening you will return
To join your elders speaking
Of Freedom hanging in the sky, and
Inspired, you will relate on wings
Of such eloquence the burden of a dream
– From Myths for a Wilderness, Tiang Hong Ee
We all have dreams, but, for many, dreams aren’t free. They come with the price of leaving something behind. Whether it is a person, a special object, a piece of childhood nostalgia, a ritual, a language, or a sense of self: the things we miss leave a lasting imprint. Sometimes, we stuff special items into the inside pockets of suitcases, or wear them like talismans to be carried across lands and passed down through generations. We take what we can, and we cling to these items as we start anew.
In this special issue of Pink Cover Zine
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