The New Anthology of Poetry in the Bikol Languages

CONTRIBUTIONS are now accepted for The New Anthology of Poetry in the Bikol Languages. Contributions shall be unpublished poems exploring the theme "Bikolnón na agimadmád (Bikol consciousness)"—memories, experiences, realities, images, and other aspects of being a Bikolano. Contributions shall be in any of the Bikol languages, with corresponding translations in English. Editors however, shall have the discretion to edit translations. Each contributor may submit one to three entries; and a short bionote. The anthology will be edited by Kristian S. Cordero, Marne L. Kilates, and Victor Dennis T. Nierva.

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Mga fellowmates, pasensya na kung sooooobrang tagal kong hindi ito na-post. (Migoy Lizada, Nanoy Rafael, Joanna Laddaran, Joy Icayan, Kaye Alpay, Evie Macapugay, Gae Yamar, Drew Robles, En Villasis, Claire Umali, Camsy Ocumen) Sa inyo, sa mga bumubuo ng AILAP, sa mga panelists, Diyos Mabalos po!


Dear Friends : Greetings from the CANCER WARRIORS ! We hope this email finds you in the best of health and good spirits. Since the year 2000, our group - the Cancer Warriors Foundation , supports no less than one hundred indigent kids who are stricken with cancer. We assist them by providing the necessary medicines for their treatments especially for their chemo requirements. The significant increase in the number of patients knocking on our doors and the increasing cost of medicines, is now forcing us to think of major ways to raise funds to be able to sustain all our programs. To date, almost Php 200,000 (two hundred thousand pesos) worth of medicines alone are bought and distributed every month. At this rate, our funds will be depleted even before the first quarter ends, not until we do something about it now. Recently, we had the idea of having a concert that will coincide with the celebration of the WORLD CANCER DAY celebrated every February 4th and the INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CA


THE GAP BETWEEN THE VISUAL AND THE LITERARY ARTS IS A GAPING WOUND, AND AS SUCH NEEDS TO BE HEALED. As a step toward complete recuperation and Wagner's dream of the Gesamtkunstwerk or total art, young visual and literary artists on the uprise from the University of Santo Tomas come together in the landmark collaborative show L A N G I B as an attempt to form an artistic scab to patch up the damage. Some of the artists paired to collaborate on verbo-visual works are Mark Magistrado + Nerisa Guevara Buen Calubayan + Angelo Suarez Mark Salvatus + Glenn Atanacio Jay Pacena + Natasha Gamalinda Lawrence Borsoto + Rosmon Tuazon Costantino Zicarelli + Czeriza Valencia Ivan Roxas + Karen Capco Rainier Cruz + Pocholo Goitia Oliver Ramos + Alessandra Miguel Sam Ramos + Sonny Sendon Dandela Mari + Ned Parfan Mark Barretto + Camille Banzon Dondi Fernandez + Keith Cortez LANGIB: a literary + visual arts exhibit opened with performances on January 5, 6:00 p.m., at the Beato Angeli


Bikol Needs Your Help! . Bikolano writers and cultural enthusiasts are organizing a fundraising campaign for the victims of Typhoon Reming which pounded the Bikol Region last November 30, 2006. . For donations of cash, used clothes, goods and any other forms of aid, please drop them at the Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, 2/F Bulwagang Rizal, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. . These donations will then be forwarded to Ateneo de Naga's Relief Operations for Typhoon Reming's victims. . For inquiries, pickups, pledges, and other information, please contact Vic Nierva through Likhaan's telephone number: 9221830, or you may send text massages at 09185022889. . Your donations, big or small, will surely be of great help. Thank you. . (From Vic Nierva's blog .)


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