Poetics

POETICS: Filmmaker’s Statement: “What I Write, How, and Why” (Chistopher Gozum)

The story for this screenplay was first presented to me by a Filipino broadcast journalist who was actively reporting on the condition of migrant Filipino workers in Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This film story was inspired by actual events that happened in the life of Leonora Somera, a native …

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POETICS: Portraying the Dying YA Protagonist (Gerry Los Banos)

Throughout the existence of the novel for YAs, there have been those who have remained hesitant to allow young readers exposure to stories which delve into the harsher realities of growing up such as racism, crime, violence, drugs, pre-marital sex, and the like. This was especially true in the 1960s, the time when the genre …

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POETICS: Agwatiyempo: Ang Pagtalunton sa Lunas at Lason sa Tula (Paul Castillo)

Nagsimula ang proyekto ng pagtula patungkol sa mga gamot nang minsang maglakad kami ng mga kaibigan ko sa paanan ng Bundok Banahaw mulang Lucban hanggang Tayabas. Hindi pa nakalalayo, tumambad sa akin ang pamilyar na mapupusyaw na kahel na talulot ng mga bulaklak ng ilang puno. Hitik sa bulaklak na mala-trumpetang nangangayuko sa bigat at …

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POETICS: Juan Ekis

BAKIT AKO TUMUTULA? By: Juan Ekis Bumalik ako sa pagtula sa Filipino nito lamang 2016 nang sumali ako sa LIRA poetry clinic. Una akong natutong tumula noong high school sa Southridge Night School sa patnubay ng makatang si Mike Coroza. Pagdating ko sa kolehiyo, dahil wala nang dahilang tumula sa Filipiano, napilitan akong maghanap ng …

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