Featured interview and more poems in Husk #2

Valli Poole (writer/author/poet/editor/publisher) of Blank Rune Press has interviewed me as a Featured Poet in new Australian magazine, Husk Issue 2! I’m thrilled to finally have it in my hands. Thanks, Valli and Blank Rune Press!

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Essay on Filipino poetry in Cordite Issue 85: Philippines!

Thrilled that my essay on contemporary Filipino poetry is now published in Cordite Poetry Review Issue 85: Philippines! Honoured to be in very fine company! Grateful to Cordite Publishing Inc and editor/publisher Kent MacCarter for letting me become part of this awesome special issue.

http://cordite.org.au/content/poetry/philippines/

Cover by Marikit Santiago | Coca-Colanised (2011) | oil and pyrography on found cardboard | 94cm x 128cm.

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)