Words Anonymous: Spoken Word Rockstars

Last Saturday, I attended the Words Anonymous anniversary spoken word event, One, as their special guest and was so honoured when they asked me to introduce the group prior to their performance. It was so nice because everything about the show was so professional and thought out. It wasn't just another monthly spoken word event…Read more Words Anonymous: Spoken Word Rockstars

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the waiting game

In the last month, I've submitted my poems for publication to three different organisations or groups. I was asked to submit, for consideration, my writing for an annual zine. I also saw a call for submissions for fictionists and poets who have not yet published their own solo book for an anthology. I also submitted…Read more the waiting game

They are just words

Tonight, I will be heading out to 71 Gramercy to be a part of┬áRevelations, Niccolo Cosme's collaborative art exhibit. The exhibit is Niccolo's way to celebrate and honour the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. I know that the IDAHT was last May 17 or something like that, but Niccolo was still finishing his pieces…Read more They are just words

Spoken Word: Clubbing vs. the “real” world (and the “real” world is winning)

I talked about the Pasyal Sunday in Intramuros by Viva Manila in another blog entry and how much I enjoyed myself there and how I was able to read two of my poems in the open mic. It was a wonderful, sunny day. And the crowd was amazing and attentive and gave so much energy.…Read more Spoken Word: Clubbing vs. the “real” world (and the “real” world is winning)

“To This Day” by Shane Koyczan (TED Talks)

Poetry + Performance + Personal Insight and Recollections + Arresting Visuals + Haunting Live Music Accompaniment + Right Balance of Restraint and Verve = One of the most beautiful TED talks I have seen. My brother tagged me on a post on Facebook that had a link to this TED Talk video. I was surprised…Read more “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan (TED Talks)