Call for Submissions to Issue 5: “Departures & Destinations” of the Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern Mindanao

Announcements by The Editors |

The Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern Mindanao is now open for contributions to its fifth issue themed “Departures & Destinations.” The journal editors are looking for poems, short stories, flash fiction, micro-essays, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, short screenplays, excerpts from full-length plays/screenplays, novel chapters, critical essays, book/film/play reviews, and visual artworks that discuss and problematize: Continue reading Call for Submissions to Issue 5: “Departures & Destinations” of the Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern Mindanao

Nuevo Vida

Poetry by Randolph D Edullantes |

NUEVO VIDA

Mira tu este maga mano todo que ya sale na tierra:
este el de tu maga dolor ya vivi para hace apret​a el franela del tu ropa,
para llama contigo y enterra otra vez na tierra
nuevo pa man tu puede escapa afuera del yermo tu ya entra. Continue reading Nuevo Vida

Southern Authors No. 10 — Jaime An Lim on Philippine Gay Poetry, Anthologizing Contemporary Mindanao Literatures, and Writing about/from Marawi

Featured Authors by Alton Melvar Dapanas |

Jaime An Lim was born in Cagayan de Oro City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (AB) in English (cum laude) from Mindanao State University in Marawi City, his Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing from Silliman University in Dumaguete City, and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington in Indiana, USA.

His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies including Philippines Free Press, Philippine Panorama, Home Life, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints, Ani: Literary Journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Caracoa: The Poetry Journal of the Philippine Literary Arts Council, Mantala: A Quarterly Journal of Philippine Literature, The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction 1995 and 1996, The Likhaan Anthology of Philippine Literature in English from 1900 to Present, In Time Passing, There Are Things: 100 Home Life Poets, A Habit of Shores: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, 60s to the 90s, Eros Pinoy: An Anthology of Contemporary Erotica in Philippine Arts and Poetry, and Affirming the Filipino: An Anthology of Philippine Literature. His first poetry collection, Trios, was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 1998.

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Southern Authors No. 9 — Dominique La Victoria on Being a Young Playwright and Writing about Northern Mindanao

Featured Authors by Alton Melvar Dapanas |

Dominique La Victoria is a playwright from Cagayan de Oro. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing (2014) and Theater Arts (2015) from the Ateneo de Manila University. She was a fellow for playwriting at the 20thIligan National Writers Workshop. Her plays ‘Chipline’ (2013) and ‘Ang Bata sa Drum’ (2016/2017) were staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Virgin Labfest, with the latter published in the third VLF anthology and staged by Bindlestiff Studios in San Francisco, California. ‘Ang Bata sa Drum’ was adjudged Third Prize at the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. After bouncing between New York, Manila, and Cagayan de Oro, she is currently living in London taking up Master of Arts (MA) in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths University of London.

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