The Measure of Skin in Vagabond Press’ deciBels 3 series

My new chapbook, The Measure of Skin, is now available for pre-order from Vagabond Press. I’m thrilled to be part of this series in esteemed company. Check it out and place your pre-order (to arrive by the end of March 2018).

The Measure of Skin navigates the surging waves of anti-identity sweeping the world today, where one’s propensity to stand out in the crowd — because of skin colour and gender persuasion — becomes a howl for acceptance and recognition in the streets where humanity thrives, in the walls where hope breathes, in another’s touch where love resides. They are poems that are not just about love, but of how love and faith in one’s identity transcend the ideals of a normative reality.

Ramon Loyola, The Measure of Skin (db3)


Just 13 ways to (not) be (not) lonely

Thirteen ways to (not) be (not) lonely. A bit juvenile and corny. Another rejected piece (a remnant of this damned writer’s life). But because it’s important to (not) be (not) lonely — read it as you please — I’ve put it up. I keep it in my pocket. Just ‘coz.

Husk #1 from Blank Rune Press

Thrilled to have my new poems appearing in Issue 1 of Blank Rune Press‘ ‘Husk‘.

Featured poet for Issue 1’s ‘The Poet Speaks’ is Robbie Coburn. Aside from myself, there are also artwork and poetry from brilliant peeps, including Jillian Mardin, Glenn Cooper, Rebecca La Luna Turman, Cathy Flower, Lina Krishnan,and valli poole.

Thanks to editor/publisher, Valli Poole, for giving me a voice.