Monthly Archives: July 2008

In the Shadow of Yeats & SONA Subset

  1. In the Shadow of Yeats   He pursued her for fifty years, she who once confessed: “At a quarter of 11 last night I put on this body and thought strongly of you and desired to go to … Continue reading

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The Lecturer, Neither/ Nor

  Trajectories of a Lecturer 1. Silay Lumbera, in a class report on the CONTEND forum, “talked about Erika Salang, her classmate when they were both in elementary.” The latter grew up “to be a mass activist, then a full-time … Continue reading

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Contratexts

I. Emperor of Pawns CHED chair Romulo Neri, key to the scandalous ZTE deal that implicates the President, has been quoted as saying “the executive privilege will stay with [him] for the rest of his life,” sending signal to his … Continue reading

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The Dogeaters of Sibuyan & Other Misfortunes

  Hitlerian Alternative 1.   In Sibuyan, they’re killing their own family dogs for food: the fishing ban has allegedly rendered the coastal folks hungry & destitute.   In Iloilo, a carabao, who trotted two kilometers to the abattoir, ran … Continue reading

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Letter to Toni, Class Reunion, Recidivist

1. Letter to Toni Poet A. E. Stallings thinks “of so many poets who wrote, in spite of a lack of readership, letters to a world that never wrote to them.” This may be one of them. I remember you, … Continue reading

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