Friday, July 29, 2011

List of accepted poems and official book cover: Under The Storm

Reposting this more complete list for Under The Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry (Book cover below).

Edited by Khavn De La Cruz and Joel M. Toledo:

Book Design: Piya Constantino

Cover Art: W Don Flores
"Reported Incidents, 9/27/09 to 9/29/09 2"
Acrylic on canvas
24 in. x 32 in.

  1. Anne Carly Abad: December 18, 2008
  2. Diego José Abad: The Unfaithful Men
  3. Gémino H. Abad: THAT SPACE OF WRITING
  4. Anina G. Abola: In Place Of Emotion
  5. Jose Marte Abueg: I, Pontius
  6. Ericson Acosta: Ika-anim na Sundang: GABUD [Sixth Knife: WHETSTONE]
  7. Arbeen Acuña: eraserase002
  8. Jim Pascual Agustin: Sea Fireflies Of Mindoro
  9. Arnold O. Aldaba: Fruit Of Knowledge
  10. Kislap Alitaptap: Wala Na Sa Quiapo Ang Nazareno [The Nazarene is not in Quiapo]
  11. Rio Alma: Seaman
  12. Jovsky Almero: Train Dodge
  13. Tofi Alonte: SHOES
  14. Donato Mejia Alvarez: Apat Na Larawan Mula Sa Tagaytay Ridge [A Short Quartet From Tagaytay Ridge]
  15. Panch Alvarez: Pointing According To Heraldina
  16. Angelo B. Ancheta: BIR-IT, JAN-NY!
  17. Mark Angeles: F/LIGHT
  18. Rebecca T. Añonuevo: Anumang Leksiyon [Whatever Abides]
  19. Roberto T. Añonuevo: Dalawampung Minuto [Twenty Minutes]
  20. Teo T. Antonio: Sa Dulo Ng Malay [At the Edge of Waking]
  21. Lystra Aranal: Hands Down
  22. Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles: EROS
  23. Cesar Ruiz Aquino: THREE VARIATIONS
  24. A.M. Azada: The Lion
  25. Mads Bajarias: Entropy & The Shrike
  26. Desiree L. Balota: manoy
  27. Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr.: LABERINTO [LABYRINTHE]
  28. Joi Barrios: Mga Tala Sa Isang Pagpatay [Notes On A Political Execution]
  29. Melissa Villa-Real Basmayor: Futura
  31. Dave Buenviaje: Because Pandesal is never the same in another country
  32. Regine Cabato: Touch Me Not
  33. Jose Wendell P. Capili: Carnivalesque
  34. Ronan B. Capinding: Pagdidilig
  35. Ronaldo Carcamo: Ha-ha-ha
  36. F. Jordan Carnice: Stones
  37. Lito Casaje: Tsunami Blues
  38. Ian Rosales Casocot: The Smallness Of The Everyday
  39. Marella Castro: Hinatak Sa Kahulugan [A Catch Of The Infinite Pull]
  40. Jose Jason L. Chancoco: Barber Shop Brainstorming
  41. Ayrie Ching: Learning Curve
  42. Frank Cimatu: THE YOYO ROUTINE
  43. Mikael de Lara Co: Kundiman
  44. Kristian Sendon Cordero: Stabat Mater
  45. Michael M. Coroza: MAGNANAKAW [THIEF]
  46. Keith Cortez: The Current
  47. Lope Cui, Jr.: Multiple Choice
  48. Dakila Cutab: P'wera Contra
  49. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr.: Bound For Saudi
  50. Ramon Damasing: On the Feminine
  51. Carlomar Daoana: Brutalism
  52. Mes De Guzman: Ang Katiwala [The Caretaker]
  53. Ainne Frances dela Cruz: Speed
  54. Christa I. De La Cruz: After Impeng Negro
  55. Khavn De La Cruz: ang dalawa ang puso [the twice-hearted]
  56. Noelle Leslie dela Cruz: Absence Muse
  57. Nikki De Los Santos: aporia
  58. Karl R. De Mesa: Preparations For History
  59. Iñigo de Paula: Paramdam
  60. Ricardo M. de Ungria: The Ambivalence Of Staying A Tree
  61. Lourd Ernest H. De Veyra: SUPREMACY OF THE TEXT
  62. Noel del Prado: Rebolusyon [Revolution]
  63. A Despi: Social Blowtorching Transcends Scab Worship
  64. Glenn Diaz: Definition Of respite
  65. Lav Diaz: IN MEMORIAM
  66. Alain Russ Dimzon: Tinkling
  67. Jan Brandon Dollente: The What
  68. Jacob Walse-Dominguez: folding boxes
  69. Simeon Dumdum Jr.: The Last Rain of Summer
  70. Marjorie Evasco: In Baclayon, Reading Levertov's For those whom the Gods love less
  71. Israfel Fagela: Siberia
  72. Bendix M. Fernandez: english lyrics to a japanese seduction
  73. Boni Fojas-Almirante: Erotica
  74. Luis H. Francia: SMOOCH KING
  75. Marc Escalona Gaba: Blinds
  76. Eric Gamalinda: Hydrazine
  77. J. Neil Garcia: Coda
  78. German Villanueva Gervacio: Procorpio's Night
  79. Lolito Go: What Else
  80. Eva B. Gubat: Blind Date
  81. Ramil Digal Gulle:
  82. Asterio Enrico Gutierrez: Death Poem Exercise 64
  83. Luisa A. Igloria: What I Don't Tell My Children about My Hometown
  84. Neal Imperial: Tandang Sora
  85. Marne L. Kilates: Morion
  86. Phillip Yerro Kimpo: How The Americans Liberated Northern Luzon, 1945
  87. Jeanilyn Kwan: The Revolution Will Be Printed, Not Televised
  88. Jose F. Lacaba: Tagubilin At Habilin [Will and Testament]
  89. Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta: Tampuhan
  90. Marra PL. Lanot: Ina [Mother]
  91. Christine V. Lao: What Ol' Injun told the carnies
  92. Gian Lao: Here, at your grave
  93. Elaine Lazaro: O
  94. John Francis C. Losaria: NPA mula sa Tatlong Daang Salita at Dalawang Pulgadang Pagitan [from Three Hundred Words and Two Inches in Between]
  95. Bienvenido Lumbera: Kartolinang Ibon [Craft-Paper Bird]
  96. Soleil Erika Manzano: Ganoon dumating ang balita— [How the news broke—]
  97. Carlo Angelo V. Marcelo: A Better Good Morning
  98. Edgar B. Maranan: The life and times of a seditious poet
  99. Luchie Maranan: Estranged
  100. Pia Montalban: Saleslady
  101. V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.: BALIMBING
  102. Joanna Nicolas-Na: On The Way To Market
  103. Homer B. Novicio: Dark Birds In Winged Chapel
  104. Emil Os: hyperlink
  105. Voltaire Q. Oyzon: Mag-aabroad inin akon mga buhok [My hairs will travel abroad]
  106. Doms Pagliawan: Philippine Eagle
  107. Don Pagusara: Alibangbang Sa Ulan [Butterflies In The Rain]
  108. R. Torres Pandan: Ars Poetica, As Actually Practiced
  109. Ned Parfan: Disturbances
  110. Allan Justo Pastrana: The Soul Of The Town
  111. Carlos M. Piocos III: Prehistoria
  112. Axel Pinpin: Nang Salakayin Mo Ang Aking Pananahimik [The Night You Assaulted My Deep Silence]
  113. Zosimo Quibilan, Jr.: Vers.
  114. Jun Cruz Reyes: Bunso [Lastborn]
  115. Fidel Rillo: Sa Ganang Akin Po Naman Ay Ito Lamang Ang Ipinamamanhik [Thus Do I Humbly Express Myself]
  116. Virgilio A. Rivas: Eternal Juju Recurrence
  117. Deedle Rodriguez-Tomlinson: Euston Road on an Autumn Afternoon
  118. Patrick Rosal: Despedida Ardiente
  119. Darylle Rubino: Today After Time Immemorial
  120. Roger B. Rueda: Carabaohood
  121. Jose Leonardo A. Sabilano: SpaMusic
  122. Joseph de Luna Saguid: CORRESPONDENT
  123. Joel Pablo Salud: Meandering
  124. Edgar Calabia Samar: Vocabulario
  125. Rafael Antonio C. San Diego: Poem About Nothing
  126. Benilda Santos: Púgot [Beheaded]
  127. Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, Jr.: Massacre
  128. Tanya Sevilla-Simon: Balikbayan Box
  129. Danny Castillones Sillada: Yang Pagtagád Kang Alyana [Waiting For Alyana]
  130. Bebang W. Siy: Ang Bisita [The Visitor]
  131. Bert Sulat Jr.: I Love Poetry
  132. amón C Sunico: HOW TO ENJOY A CONCERT: Mula sa Concert Notes ng Francisco Santiago Hall ng PCI Bank [From the concert notes of Francisco Santiago Hall of PCI Bank (now defunct)]
  133. Christian Tablazon: BLUEPRINT
  134. Alyza Taguilaso: Leviathan
  135. J.I.E. Teodoro: Banal na Buntis [Pregnant, Holy]
  136. Andrea B. Teran: Weight without gravity
  138. Ricky Torre: An Appointment, And Variation On Federico Alcuaz (or Monologue as Portraiture)
  139. Denver Ejem Torres: where my Barbie was safe, lest, if it came out in the open
  140. Charles Bonoan Tuvilla: Sa Panahon [On Seasons]
  141. Roberto Ofanda Umil: Ang Tiwalag [The Defected]
  142. RM Urquico: The Blues
  143. Czeriza Shennille Valencia: Every dawn you dig your own grave
  144. Eric Tinsay Valles: Independence Day In Hong Lim Park
  145. Joel Vega: NIMBUS
  146. Eliza Victoria: Crime Scenes
  147. Santiago Villafania: Rekindled
  148. Michael Carlo C. Villas: Vestibular
  149. Arlene J Yandug: I think therefore I Ant
  150. Alfred A. Yuson: The Ten Most Memorable Moments with D. Thus Far, & Why I Can't Let Her Go

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Upcoming Appearance: The Quarterly Literary Review Singapore

Great news upon opening my Gmail this morning. I received an acceptance letter from QLRS (the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore).

This is for my poem, "Daughter and I". I was merely told it will come out in their 'next' issue, and next one is this coming October 2011. So aside from a yet unspecified poem of mine coming out in the MOV anthology that is expected to be printed by September 2011, there is this. Maybe I should pinch myself, make sure this isn't a dream...

Thanks to God indeed for this blessing, and on a Monday morning, too! No reason to be blue! :D

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Give me a break with the 6's!

The other day I just posted that there's something eerie with the all the number 6's appearing these last few weeks. It started with my number of Facebook friends hitting 666. Then I checked my blog stats and got just as many 6's:

Oh but it doesn't end there. I checked my Yahoo inbox and guess what, more 6's:

I have decided to look into this, because I feel as if this sign doesn't want me to ignore it.

I searched possible meanings and got:

666, 6666 - Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world or due to mental or emotional imbalance. This sign indicates your thoughts are not clear and you should not continue with this train of thought. Let it pass.


666 - To see the digits 666 in your dream, represents the devil and all things evil. Its appearance in your dream may point to some illicit activity or some wrong doing.

I think the numerology interpretation is the more fitting one, if ever, because yes, there is a lot of instability going on right now, given that I just moved to a new workplace. Perhaps I need to settle in, that's all. Who knows?

Friday, July 22, 2011

This must be a sinister time

I decided to check on how my blog has been doing...and the results, oh the results. How very, let's just say, sinister. I believe everything happens for a reason. Simple events in our lives aren't mere coincidences. However, I'd rather not apply this belief to the vast amount of 6's my blog revealed today. It kinda looks like a scene in a horror movie, when something bad is about to happen. I got six pieces of 6's today so we can express that as 666 and 666. Of course I don't know anything about numerology, so this post is really just nonsense.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nick Joaquin Literary Awards 2011 Invite!

What does this mean?! 

That was the first thing that popped up in my head when I saw the subject line of the email. My goodness they sure can get a girl worked up. I read the email to find that it's an invite to the Awards night on September 22. I don't want to expect, but seeing the invite made me hope that I might have a chance. Argh! *pulls at hair*

 Whatever happens, I know I shouldn't let this affect my attitude toward writing. But it sure is hard to ignore...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Philippines Free Press Literary Awards

Now that I have some time in my hands, gonna post the results of this year's FP Literary Awards. Cool co-fellow in Dumaguete, Netty, made it big, with her 2 stories making it to the finalist list. But that's not all, because she also bagged 2nd Prize! Here's the finalist and winners list from FP literary editor Joel Toledo. Congratulations, everyone:

Winners for Fiction

Caroline Hau (First Prize, "Recuerdos De Patay")
Jenette Vizcocho (Second Prize, "When You See A Dog")
Michelangelo Samson (Third Prize, "Erscheinung")

Winners for Poetry

Luisa Igloria (First Prize, "Zeno's Paradox")
Timi Siytangco (Second Prize, "How to Kill a Whale Shark")
Drea Teran (Third Prize, "Weight Without Gravity")

Finalist list naman....

Erscheinung, Michelangelo Samson
After The Body Displaces Water, Daryll Jane Delgado
When You See A Dog, Jenette Vizcocho
Numb, Jenette Vizcocho
Recuerdos de Patay, Caroline Hau
Sweet, Marguerite de Leon
Spawn, Popi Laudico
Desert Winds, Jean Gerald Anuddin
A Study of Insects, Irene Carolina Sarmiento
Works Cited, U. Eliserio
Fade to Red, Twink Macaraig


Variations on the Expulsion from Eden, Eliza Victoria
The Painted Prince, Frank Penones Jr.
Duwende, Myrna Peña-Reyes
Love is How We Come Undone, Amado Bajarias
How to Kill a Whale Shark, Timi Siytangco
Warrior’s Wife (After Li Po), Ino Habana
Weight Without Gravity, Andrea Teran
The Widow, Upon Learning That Her Old Lover Had
Returned to the Island of San Antonio, Merlie Alunan
Zeno’s Paradox, Luisa A. Igloria
Weight of the World, Michellan Sarile-Alagao

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Under The Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry

I couldn't post this immediately because when they posted the "Final" list of accepted contributors for the Wazak poetry anthology, they deleted the post on their Fan Page, "they" being MOV, the International Film, Music, & Literature Festival. From their website,
MOV was established in January 2002 by filmmaker Khavn De La Cruz. It is the Philippines’ first digital film festival, as well as the world’s only creative initiative that celebrates film, music, and literature exclusively.
Below is the real final list, I think, which I got from Alyza. The list is alphabetized, and I just happened to have lots of 'A's in my name O_o....I am truly humbled seeing the names here, almost like I don't belong, or I have a lot of shaping up to do. I'm certainly honored to be in this antho:
  1. Anne Carly Abad
  2. Diego Jose Abad
  3. Gemino Abad
  4. Anina Abola
  5. Jose Marte Abueg
  6. Ericson Acosta
  7. Arbeen Acuña
  8. Jim Pascual Agustin
  9. Arnold O. Aldaba
  10. Kislap Alitaptap
  11. Jovsky Almero
  12. Tofi Alonte
  13. Donato Mejia Alvarez
  14. Panch Alvarez
  15. Angelo B. Ancheta
  16. Mark Angeles
  17. Rebecca Anonuevo
  18. Roberto Anonuevo
  19. Teo Antonio
  20. Lystra Aranal
  21. Mesandel Virtusio Arguelles
  22. Cesar Ruiz Aquino
  23. A.M. Azada
  24. Amado Bajarias
  25. Desiree L. Balota
  26. Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr.
  27. Joi Barrios
  28. Ariel Dim. Borlongan
  29. Dave Buenviaje
  30. Regine Cabato
  31. Jose Wendell P. Capili
  32. Ronan B. Capinding
  33. Ronaldo Carcamo
  34. F. Jordan Carnice
  35. Lito Casaje
  36. Ian Rosales Casocot
  37. Marella Castro
  38. Jose Jason L. Chancoco
  39. Ayrie Ching
  40. Frank Cimatu
  41. Mikael de Lara Co
  42. Kristian Sendon Cordero
  43. Michael M. Coroza
  44. Keith Cortez
  45. Moises Anthony Cruz
  46. Dakila Cutab
  47. Lope Cui, Jr.
  48. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr.
  49. Carlomar Daoana
  50. Ramon Damasing
  51. Mes De Guzman
  52. Ainne Frances dela Cruz
  53. Christa I. De La Cruz
  54. Khavn De La Cruz
  55. Noelle Leslie dela Cruz
  56. Nikki De Los Santos
  57. Karl R. De Mesa
  58. Iñigo de Paula
  59. Ricardo De Ungria
  60. Lourd Ernest H. De Veyra
  61. Noel del Prado
  62. A Despi
  63. Glenn Diaz
  64. Lav Diaz
  65. Alain Russ Dimzon
  66. Jan Brandon Dollente
  67. Jacob Walse-Dominguez
  68. Simeon Dumdum, Jr.
  69. Marjorie Evasco
  70. Israfel Fagela
  71. Bendix M. Fernandez
  72. Boni Fojas-Almirante
  73. Luis H. Francia
  74. Marc Escalona Gaba
  75. Eric Gamalinda
  76. J. Neil Garcia
  77. German Gervacio
  78. Lolito Go
  79. Eva B. Gubat
  80. Ramil Digal Gulle
  81. Asterio Enrico Gutierrez
  82. Luisa A. Igloria
  83. Neal Imperial
  84. Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta
  85. Marne Kilates
  86. Philip Yerro Kimpo, Jr.
  87. Jeanilyn Kwan
  88. Jose F. Lacaba
  89. Marra PL. Lanot
  90. Christine V. Lao
  91. Gian Lao
  92. Sandra Laureano
  93. Elaine Lazaro
  94. John Francis C. Losaria
  95. Bienvenido Lumbera
  96. Carlo Angelo V. Marcelo
  97. Edgar B. Maranan
  98. Luchie Maranan
  99. Pia Montalban
  100. V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera Jr.
  101. Joanna Nicolas-Na
  102. Homer B. Novicio
  103. Emil Os
  104. Voltaire Q. Oyzon
  105. Doms Pagliawan
  106. Agustin Pagusara
  107. R. Torres Pandan
  108. Ned Parfan
  109. Allan Justo Pastrana
  110. Carlos Piocos
  111. Axel Pinpin
  112. Zosimo Quibilan, Jr.
  113. Jun Cruz Reyes
  114. Fidel Rillo
  115. Virgilio A. Rivas
  116. Deedle Rodriguez-Tomlinson
  117. Patrick Rosal
  118. Darylle Rubino
  119. Roger B Rueda
  120. Jose Leonardo A. Sabilano
  121. Joseph de Luna Saguid
  122. Joel Pablo Salud
  123. Edgar Calabia Samar
  124. Rafael San Diego
  125. Benilda Santos
  126. Oscar Tantoco Serquina, Jr.
  127. Tanya Sevilla-Simon
  128. Danny Castillones Sillada
  129. Beverly W. Siy
  130. Bert Sulat, Jr.
  131. Ramon C. Sunico
  132. Christian Tablazon
  133. Alyza Taguilaso
  134. John Iremil E. Teodoro
  135. Andrea B. Teran
  136. Enrico C. Torralba
  137. Ricky Torre
  138. Denver Ejem Torres
  139. Charles Bonoan Tuvilla
  140. Roberto Ofanda Umil
  141. RM Urquico
  142. Czeriza Shennille Valencia
  143. Eric Tinsay Valles
  144. Joel Vega
  145. Eliza Victoria
  146. Santiago Villafania
  147. Melissa Villa-Real Basmayor
  148. Michael Carlo C. Villas
  149. Alfred A. Yuson
  150. Arlene J Yandug

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Darned Superglue...

I think I will never attempt installation art or sculptures or any similar sort of art form that involves cutting, gluing, hammering, nailing, etc. I may be a bit too clumsy for these sorts of things. I remember when I was in high school, part of art class involved cutting paper. I ended up with lots of nicks and cuts. So one of my kind classmates just offered to cut my projects for me, and I was hailed one of the "Best Cutters" because, well, I wasn't the one who worked on the plates.

Then we had basic sculpture. We were asked to buy Perla soap because it had just the right amount of malleability (is that the right word?). I couldn't make anything even after ten bars of soap. Just ended up punching a hole on my skin when the chisel slipped from my hands.

Today I wanted to give it another try. Well I was just planning to build my own canvas frame. Since I considered holding a hammer and nails a bit too dangerous for my klutzy self, I decided to use superglue. While sticking two pieces of plywood together, I ended up gluing my fingers together instead. Some of my friends have suggested using acetone to remove the glue. That got my fingers detached, but the cement is still on my skin, and has turned into an ugly white mass that looks like crusted skin.

I guess I'll just be loofa-ing it off for the rest of the week, as my close friend, Bianca, has suggested. Winner.

Friday, July 1, 2011 Runfest 2011 on July 24

Planning to join this race after a month-long lay off. Prices for fun runs sure have spiked in the last 5 years. Php 550 for 5K? If I didn't love this sport so much I'd just forget about it (from

Reg Fee Inclusion
5K = Php 550 Finishers' Medal, Singlet, RFID timing tag, personalized race bib (for early registrants)
10K = Php 550 Finishers' Medal, Singlet, RFID timing tag, personalized race bib (for early registrants)
16K = Php 650 Finishers' Medal, Singlet, RFID timing tag, personalized race bib (for early registrants)

Early reg is over. Still waiting for regular registration to start. I contacted the email add they provided and received this reply:

Hi Anne,

Thank you for your interest to join the Runfest.
The regular registration will resume next week. We are targeting to start wednesday [July 13, 2011] next week once the materials arrive to us.
We are still waiting for the singlets to be complete before we start the regular registration.
About 500 slots will be open. If necessary, we will increase to another 500 slots.

See you at Runfest.

- Jinoe

Hopefully they update soon. :)