An Invitation

A very good friend of mine the poet, Emmanuel Q. Velasco, fetched my invitation to the 31st National Book Awards. I wish I could attend, just in case my nominated book, Baha-bahagdang Karupukan, actually gets chosen. 🙂  Emman’s own poetry book, Dalawang Pulgada at Tubig, has been nominated for the same award. We’ll still be friends whether either of us wins or not. Or so we hope. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Now if I can just fix the secondhand teleporter Scotty handed me before he got sent off elsewhere…

About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

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