What an honor to see Love and Other Rituals being featured in Alfred A. Yuson's Kripotkin column, which appears every Monday in The Philippine Star's lifestyle section. This appeared in their November 21, 2022 print edition, and those living outside the Philippines can read Sir Krip's stunning review here.
What an honor to have my stories read with such closeness and depth! Read the full review here.
I'm happy to share my ninth published excerpt from my novel, People We Trust, which appears in the latest issue of Action, Spectacle. Reading the excerpt (or any of the nine excerpts already published in literary journals) will show you that this is a novel about the traumas inflicted by the Marcos dictatorship on ordinary people, and how these traumas continued to linger, unaddressed, in Philippine society until the next authoritarian came along. Many thanks to Adam Day for selecting this excerpt for publication! I am honored to share this space with Brandon Taylor, Octavio Quintanilla, and other writers and artists I admire. Read my excerpt here and the rest of the issue here.
To coincide with the publication of my essay, "My Father and W.B. Yeats", in the summer 2022 print issue of The Hopkins Review, a selection of my father's poems in English have been presented as an online feature on THR's website. I owe a debt of gratitude to Dora Malech, EIC of The Hopkins Review, for generously soliciting these poems, and for thoughtfully timing this feature on my father's birthday. It's one of the best gifts he has ever received. Read his selection of poetry here.