Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Literary

Sliding Down the Chimney

POLICE officer Paguio's house was once again alive with the sound of boisterous argument and breaking saucers. His wife, Manang Hendra, was assaulting him...

The Igam Brothers

UNCLE Angelo said turn right, At the blinking street lamp. On and off. On and off. Stay under the light. We clutched our gifts close: A box of chocolates, Wrapped...

Wishing Christmas Lights

  IT IS the urchins on the streets— Domino tiles parading From left across right, Toppling one after another That which build The shape of their dreams:   A marching band darting To...

Thomasians honored in 35th National Book Awards

THOMASIAN writers were among those recognized by literary critics in the 35th National Book Awards last Nov. 26 at the National Museum of the...

Nobel laureate named ‘honorary professor’ by UST

PERUVIAN-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa was named “honorary professor” by the University on Nov. 7 for being a “divinely gifted storyteller.” The 80-year-old Vargas Llosa,...

‘Use written word to counter social ills’

WRITERS should write to address social issues and not just for personal gain. This was the message of a number of writers during the lecture...

Creative Nonfiction: The dame of 21st Century literature

FOR THREE of the University’s premier writers, creative non-fiction (CNF) is the genre of the techonological age. Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, director of the Center for Creative...

Dipping Down the Agua Bendita

OUTSIDE, the sky flashed and cracked, and the rain poured with fierce abandon. My socks were soggy and my leather shoes were wrinkled with...

A Catholic Traverse

PIQUE interest As to how the hands tread Over the Holy Rosary Like wanderers On a promising boulevard, Traversing bead after Bead after bead Whence grace and salvation Await on the finish. However,...

Bread Schtick

FOR SOME reason, the heat felt particularly punishing today. Walking through the front door, I was hit by the scent of eucalyptus and camphor,...

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