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ONE PERSON’S TRASH IS NOW OUT!

Posted in News with tags , , , , on June 8, 2017 by Plathinson

It is quite rare to get a piece of work accepted and, at the same time, be able to help support a noble cause. One Person’s Trash journal’s inaugural issue features literary works which theme revolves around homelessness. The print copies are now available and are distributed among members of Tacoma’s homeless community. Proceeds go to the sellers. Read full details here.

Let’s join Jacob Nau and his team realize an objective. Please grab your copies now!

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“THE STENCH” WILL START TO SMELL REALLY MUSTY SOON!

Posted in News with tags , , , , on April 23, 2017 by Plathinson

I have taken down a few more poems to find them a home. It’s always a pleasure to share them with people who take interest and find beauty in what they are here for.

“The Stench,” which I wrote in 2015, will be published in print come May 2017. Other than poetry, print edition of One Person’s Trash will also feature works of fiction and non-fiction from other writers.

A HOME FOR AN OLD PIECE

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2016 by Plathinson

Confession of the Red Rose has been accepted as part of the Winter issue of Heart & Mind Zine. This piece can no longer be found here. I took it down for publication.

A NIGHT OF SPOKEN WORD POETRY WITH SARAH KAY AND PHIL KAYE

Posted in News with tags , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Plathinson

Spoken Word Poetry didn’t get to me the first few times I saw SPW videos. But, three years ago, Sarah Kay made a stir and turned me into a fan. The first one I listened to was “If I Should Have A Daughter,” and then I started following her after that. “The Type,” “A Love Letter,” “Postcards,” “Toothbrush To The Bicycle Tire,” “An Origin Story,” [one she does with Phil Kay] and some others are my favorite.

Sarah doesn’t just say the words. Even before she delivers them, her face wears the emotion that I can feel the pathos or the joy like they are my own. Every word she speaks gets to me, creating its own identity like hearing the word “toothbrush” is no longer just it. It connects to the poem. I love the way her voice sounds and her hands move— truly an amazing artist who entertains every person in the audience by merely watching her perform.

Just a couple of nights ago, my friend, Claire, and I were two of the lucky poetry enthusiasts who got to see Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye perform live in the country. They had a 2-night show— March 1st and March 2nd. Although we didn’t get the chance on the first night of the event because tickets were sold out fast, we were there on second night! BIG THANKS to Claire Bonghanoy who really made an effort to take us there in the audience! The show started around 8PM and ended at 10PM, which was immediately followed by meet-and-greet session and book signing. With a thousand of people queuing up, we didn’t think we could make it to the airport by 1AM. It was sad to not get the book with Sarah’s sign on it, but we decided to just leave and had a late dinner with another friend, Alex. We were famished. The last bite we had was when we had our lunch at the airport. We flew all the way from Davao just for the show.

That was a very momentous night! phil and Sarah

VERSES COME ALIVE

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2014 by Plathinson

I wrote “Breath of Dawn” in 2009. Three years after that, I sent it to the Editor of Emerge Literary Journal in response to their call for submission and was accepted for their October 2012 electronic issue. In January 2014, ELJ included it in their print anthology.

Emerge Literary Journal Issue 4

In the same year, my other poem, “Sylvia Plath”, was also accepted for publication in Scissors and Spackle Issue 12 print version.

Scissors and Spackle Issue 12

I’m forever grateful to Maria Linskey for copies of those two poetry journals I received just yesterday. This (self-proclaimed) poet is broke and so this fan, sole member of the Fan Club (gee-whiz!), bought them from CreateSpace. She is my sister-in-law’s younger sibling who just moved to the US. Thanks, In!

It’s truly fulfilling to finally get these hands on books that contain my poems, and to see them on the shelf close to Hughes’s, to Bergh’s, and to some others.

ONE MORE POEM UP ON COFFEE SHOP POEMS

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by Plathinson

Tim Knight has accepted one more poem onto his blog. SOLILOQUY: A Confession To Self is now on Coffee Shop Poems!

SCISSORS AND SPACKLE LATEST ISSUE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Plathinson

Scissors and Spackle issue #12 is finally out! My Poem, “Sylvia Plath“, is in it. Check it out!