“Getting to Know the Bat” & “Getting to Know the Cat:” Poems in Translation in an International Journal Anomaly

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:

Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2014.

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