Your inner poet can end the war in Ukraine

Poetry does make better writers and also better people.

This library only has one book

Colombian collector devoted to One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The unreachable peak of human desire

Krip Yuson’s The Mountain That Grew is a brilliant metaphor for human restlessness and ambition.2

Haiku adrift on plastic

How is the ocean not enraged, 
how is it not furious with grief:
we have drowned it in plastic,
its waves are no longer its own.
—Ashley Asti

The quintessential F. Sionil José

F. Sionil Jose's death has irreparably affected the nation’s literary, social, cultural, and political scene.

Lessons in writing and life, from National Artist Manong Frankie

The second time I met F. Sionil José or Manong Frankie, as he would like to be called, I took home three things: books, enriching stories, and invaluaAble writing tips.

The past and the future as windows to the present

With these four novels, our intrepid quartet of authors dig into the past or speculate on the future in order to create insightful commentary on what we’re like as members of the human race.

Poet Louise Glück awarded the Nobel Prize in literature

American poet Louise Glück was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal,” according to the Swedish Academy.

Ordinary words make extraordinary poetry

And that’s how American poet Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize in literature.

Lualhati Bautista and her one true and forever love

The Diamond Jubilarian publishes her first poetry book.

How Efren R. Abueg has inspired a generation of Filipino fictionists

My first encounter with Abueg was life-changing. It is not an exaggeration.

Zac Sarian planted the seeds we could grow into the future he believed we deserved

If you don’t know Zac Sarian, you don’t know the future.

Turn a new leaf this 2021 with these four fantastic novels

If you’re looking for reading material come Christmas holidays and are in the mood for riveting literary fiction, here are four weighty recommendations.