International Journal of Literature and Arts Anomaly presents Kognisyon: Contemporary Philippine Literature in Translation, edited by Kristine Ong Muslim. Included are two of our poems translated from Kinaray-a to English by Ma. Milagros Geremia Lachica: “Getting to Know the Bat” and “Getting to Know the Cat.”
"He grabs hold of a branch at the mouth of the cave. The bats fly out past him. He points them out to the woman and hears his own voice aping: kabog, kabog, Kabog until they fly beyond the mountains, now with the names of hotel, resort, & spa." -from "Getting to Know the Bat"
Early translation versions of these poems are found in this book: