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!
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!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Beyond excited to have my translated poetry in Pencilled In Magazine Issue 3: Food!
Shop for it here: http://pencilled.in/product/pre-order-issue-3/