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The Digital Sala features Ivy Alvarez

Beaming in from New Zealand, celebrated poet Ivy Alvarez will read from her impressive body of work and deep-dive into a discussion with Sydney-based poet Eunice Andrada. Tune in via ZOOM by registering here. For increased accessibility, the event will also be livestreamed from The Digital Sala FB Page. Please note you must be tuned…

Barnard’s Millie’s List recommends Eileen Tabios’ PAGPAG

Barnard College’s “Millie’s List” recommends Eileen Tabios’ new short story collection, PAGPAG! “Pagpag” is the practice of scavenging through trash heaps for discarded food that the poor then attempts to clean and re-cook for new meals. Pagpag heart-wrenchingly symbolizes the effects of a corrupt government unable to take care of—indeed, abusing—its people. PAGPAG’s stories, while…

Fil-Am publishing house releases short story and poetry collections

By WALTER ANG, Philippine Daily Inquirer SAN FRANCISCO — Filipino American publishing house Paloma Press has released short story collection Pagpag: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora by Eileen Tabios. The book includes “protest stories” against martial law in the Philippines that Tabios had written in the latter half of the 1990s appended with a…