The Hunger

The Hunger, Verity La Anthology No. 1, is now available for AUS$10 at VERITYLA.COM!

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Husk # 5 keeps the fire burning

Husk # 5 from Valli Poole’s Blank Rune Press is out, and it contains my poem, ‘Bird‘! Featured poet is the sublime Anne Walsh. It’s a bumper issue, so there’s plenty of goodies stacked in there!

The Measure of Skin – Ramon Loyola PLUS bonus poet interview

Thrilled to have a great first review of The Measure of Skin by Tony Messenger. Thanks, Tony!

Messenger's Booker (and more)

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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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The Hunger out soon!

Verity La‘s inaugural anthology will be out very soon, in time for the brand new website next week! The Hunger, full of poignant words and stunning creativity! Just look at the roll call of artists in it (and, humbly, I’m in the thick of it)! Here’s the first promo thingo for the PDF!

Issue #3: Mementos – Call for Submissions

Thrilled to guest-edit Pink Cover Zine Issue #3 on the theme of ‘Mementos‘ (thanks, Sam Trayhurn). Get those submissions in!

Pink Cover Zine

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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