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Poetics: Carlo Vergara

I had never considered myself as a Writer. That is, a Writer with a capital W, the kind who’d spend their days writing their next great work with the kind of laudable wordsmithing most mortals aren’t able to achieve, and their nights conversing with fellow Writers about the sorry state of the craft, the wannabes, the charlatans, the PR experts, as well as the gifted ones, the promising ones, the ones destined for greatness. 1,783 more words

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Poetics: Enrique Villasis

MANANSALA: O KUNG PAPAANO AKO NAGSUSULAT NG TULA

Kamakailan lamang, matapos ang paglulunsad ng panganay na aklat ng mga tula ng isang kaibigan, sa harap ng ilang bote ng serbesa, napag-usapan namin ang proseso ng paggawa niya ng tula. 967 more words

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Poetics: Cheeno Sayuno

TOWARDS A PROMISE OF CULTURE AND EMPOWERMENT
What, How, and Why I Write

As a budding writer, I would write about stories of murder. For me, I really enjoy plot twists, and I find fascination in crafting the craziest plots and characters. 1,002 more words

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Poetics: Mina Esguerra

Romance: Because I Can, And I Should, And Why Not

My name is Mina V. Esguerra, and I write books with kissing.

That line was my bio on my social media profiles for some time, before I changed it to “author of romance novels.” It does remain the most accurate description of what I write, even though I’ve taken up several causes over the years, and have used my books to explore them. 1,581 more words

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Poetics: Ma. Elena Paulma

Where I Write From

I write from many places. I write from Butuan, divided by a river which is spanned by a bridge. It is not really my home as I am still on my way to that place where it is safe just to be. 2,263 more words

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Poetics: Melecio Turao

The Antimodel: What, How, and Why I Almost Quit Writing

I had an ambivalent faith in the power of writing to effect anything other than mental pleasure. 1,454 more words

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Poetics: Vince Dioquino

To begin without a name is to begin with possibility. A possibility whose conditions are immaterial, transitory, and hence infinite. Every attempt at naming that which is not yet known is a negotiation with these conditions whose specificities are brought to light both before and after history, or, that is to say, after reading historicities that write and rewrite our minute placelessness in time. 1,569 more words

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