Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Decemberists

two new anthologies out -- the 2007 Likhaan Journal (UP Press) and PEN's At Home in Unhomeliness: An Anthology of Philippine Postcolonial Poetry in English (UST Press). the former is edited by Butch Dalisay and the latter by Neil Garcia. a few of my poems are in both anthologies. thanks a heap to both Sirs Butch and Neil. bili naman kayo, please.

the UP Writers Night last saturday was somber due the passing of Sir Rene Villanueva (RIP). the set-up was likewise a bit too cramped, but intimate nonetheless. too bad the event coincided with the PEN anthology launch in intramuros. pero masaya pa rin naman; 'di lang wasakan. still, the tanduay booth was there, and the beer. congrats to the ICW for the successful awarding of the Madrigal First Book Award 2007 and the lauch of the Likhaan Journal.

btw, check out Microsoft's new Silverlight technology. this is the real-deal, next-gen, guys.