On The Barbican Young Poets 2017

“What was one thing you’ve taken away from being a part of the Barbican Young Poets this year?” To answer that question would be for me to catch you up on the past six to seven months of my life, starting from that sunny Sunday afternoon sandwiched between four other friends in a car parkedContinue reading “On The Barbican Young Poets 2017”

What’s Your Talent: Bukambibig by Alton Melvar Madrid Dapanas

The present has never been a better time to be a Filipino writer, what with many talented and dedicated names working and writing hard to make sure they produce work that not only best express themselves but also represent the Filipino name in a very good light. There’s Reme Grefalda from LA-based zine Our OwnContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Bukambibig by Alton Melvar Madrid Dapanas”

What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack

2016 has been quite a fruitful year for me, poetry-wise. To date, I’ve had eleven poems published in six different journals and websites. And it’s not even half the year yet! As in the words of Josh Radnor’s 2010 film, happy, thank you, more, please. One of my 2016 publications include a spot on theContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack”

“30 Days Dry” by Robert Eric Shoemaker (2015)

Being an artist myself, I guess I’ll always be partial towards art therapy. I find the process of writing my thoughts down, throwing it all on music and even scribbling my frustrations down on sketchbooks until they become little pieces of art very therapeutic and a more effective release of negative energy. Those inclinations wereContinue reading ““30 Days Dry” by Robert Eric Shoemaker (2015)”

“On Youth and being Young”

The colourful words of Youth are fruity; they breathe tempt and hope on our faces to tell us that our dreams can one day bloom. And then comes Maturity, whose checklist and red pen highlight and crush those dreams off into little bits of reality.

“This Room”

Tell me, how long have we been in this room? Here, where you leaned in bit by bit, resisted back bit by bit until at that split second a beat thumped to that brewing chemistry, only to give in a little too late. Floating around cloud nine for the longest time, you were too cosy,Continue reading ““This Room””

Miracle E-Zine’s New Issue

Miracle E-Zine’s ninth issue is out and ready to meet you, with the theme of Cage! Click the Issuu link below for the digital version of the issue or the second link to buy a hard copy, where you’ll be able to read and soak up the poetry, the artwork and my monthly column entitledContinue reading “Miracle E-Zine’s New Issue”

@ParallelInk’s latest issue is out!

It’s always a huge surge of gratitude whenever I receive an acceptance email on my phone all of a sudden, and it’s no different when I got the news that the latest issue of Parallel Ink will feature two of my poems titled “Who We’re Writing For” and “The Golden Lining”. After reading through theContinue reading “@ParallelInk’s latest issue is out!”

Get “Lost in London”

One of the biggest highlights of my writing life so far has been the opportunity to live, write, edit (for a lot of hours) and eventually self-publish my first ever collection of poetry appropriately titled Lost in London. With poems written in the middle of Romford, bus hopping sessions around Putney to Kingston to beingContinue reading “Get “Lost in London””