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

“Getting to Know the Bat” and “Getting to Know the Cat” are excerpted from the bilingual edition Sa Gihapon, Palangga, ang Uran/Always, Beloved, the Rain (Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2014), Genevieve L. Asenjo’s Kinaray-a-language poetry collection that has translations by Ma. Milagros Geremia-Lachica.

Lumbay ng Dila Book Signing @ the Manila International Book Fair

Lumbay ng Dila (Tongue’s Melancholy) reveals the trauma and wisdom of Sadyah Zapanta Lopez, the abandoned daughter of revolutionary leaders in the island of Panay in the Visayas archipelago in the Philippines, and her search for her mother, and the truth in the murder case against her politician grandfather during the Marcos period, as she navigates a series of romantic relationships with a Chinese-Filipino law student, a Muslim-Filipino skilled-worker, and a Manila-based Indian businessman. It is provocative in its subject, style, and language. An engaging must-read and study on herstories, domestic intimacies, local politics and history, the archipelagic imagination, the…

Apat na Partisipasyon ni Genevieve L. Asenjo ngayong Nobyembre: CCP Performatura Festival, UP Likhaan 20th & 21st Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award, VLF-Playwright’s Fair, at NCLT-NCCA Hulagway: A Conversation Series!

Kasama si Genevieve L. Asenjo bilang makata sa Kinaray-a sa “Hinilawod: Paghahanap kay Nagmalitong Yawa” sa bahaging Kanto Epiko ng Performatura Festival 2021 ng Cultural Center of the Philippines ngayong 24 Nobyembre mula 1:00 ng hapon hanggang 5:00. Opisyal na partisipasyon ito ng UP in the Visayas sa pangunguna ng manunulat at direktor nitong si Prof. John Barrios. Isa si Genevieve L. Asenjo sa tatlong hurado ng 20th & 21st Madrigal Gonzales BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD sa FILIPINO, kasama sina Jun Cruz Reyes (Tagapangulo) at Carlos Piocos III. Gaganapin ang seremonyas ngayong ika-9 ng umaga ng 26 Nobyembre 2021. Masusundan…

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