Mark Angeles' Patikim
Home grown poet Mark Angeles will launch his first collection of poems this March.
The chapbook, aptly called 'Patikim', is a folio of his selected Pinoy poems written in 5 years of nibbling towards the realm of love.
Mark, also known by his cyber-monicker Makoy Dakuykoy, wrote the internet hit "Kaya kong magbitiw ng bitter words ngayong gabi", a redux of the Neruda poem "Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines". His advocacy will also be read in his "Sakali't Ako'y
Usigin nina Marx, Lenin, at Mao Habang Ikaw ay Kapiling", an attempt of mixing politics with romance published in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine.
'Patikim' is a part of the experimental series 100ZineProject by The Youth and Beauty Brigade, an indie publication established by writers Adam David and Carljoe Javier. The chapbook will also include poems made just for the project that were neither posted in print nor online.
Please visit: http://patikimnimakoy.blogspot.com/
Kristian Sendon Cordero performs a Santigwar
Bicol region's exciting poet Kristian Sendon Cordero follows up his first book Mga Tulang Tulala with his latest offering Santigwar.
A collection of poems in Bikol and Filipino, this new volume promises nothing less but the supernatural, the santigwar being a traditional Bikol spiritual therapeutic practice. Now in the form of Cordero's soulful poetics, it has morphed as curative balm assuaging various sociological ills and ideological maladies.
The book will be launched in Aquinas University Center for Culture and the Arts on February 21, 2006, in University of Nueva Caceres on the 27th and in Ateneo de Naga University on the 28th. It is published by the Goldprint Publishing House in Naga City.
Cordero has won writing fellowships from the UP and Ateneo National Writers Workshop. A columnist in the Bicol Mail, he is a consistent HomeLife poetry awardee. He has also won top honors from the Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon, Sumagang Award for Literature and the Catholic Mass Media Awards.
For more information write firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.santigwar.blogspot.com/