Tuesday, August 07, 2012

filipino readers’ choice awards finalists

Here’s some good news for the day (which is particularly a bit tacky considering the day’s endless rain and the book I am about to mention). Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry (2011, Antithesis Collective), which is edited by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel M. Toledo, is nominated in the 2012 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Poetry Anthology.

According to the award-giving body’s website, “finalists will be deliberated upon by select judges for each category composed of Filipino readers. They will read and discuss the books, and decide which is deserving to receive the Readers’ Choice Award in that specific category.”

Just giddy. My slightly revised piece “Stones” is one of the 150 poems featured in this collection, and being in this literary effort is already an achievement, with or without the award.

See the rest of the finalists here.

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