One year ago this month, I marched to Popular Bookstore in Tomas Morato to support friends who embarked on publishing their poems independently.
This POP! Creators entry was submitted by Perfecto “Boyet” Caparas. He tells POP! that he holds a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights (University of Hong Kong; Honors) and a Master of Laws in American Law for Foreign Lawyers (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law). He also worked as a journalist for various news […]
This #POPCreators entry was submitted by Gianfranco U. Ubamos, who said that this poem was for “the ones who are fighting and the ones who have fallen.” Check it out! When the Heroes Fall The heroes have no guns And now they have no homes. No wives, husbands, nor children, no fathers, and no moms. The heroes […]
This #POPCreators entry was submitted by Atty. Ella Balatbat, who identifies herself as “a lawyer by day and a frustrated writer by night.” She tells POP! that these two poems were created as a way to express her sentiments and frustrations about love and relationships. “I am single and like many women who have been [a] victim […]
This #POPCreators entry was submitted by Reajane Balbada-Abrigo, a public elementary school teacher, who also happens to be a poetry enthusiast and a freelance “opinion-maker.” Some of her previous works have been published in Mindanao Daily News, Newsline.ph, and Davao Daily Scoop. Here’s her latest poem entitled “I Am A Hero No More”: I Am A Hero […]
This #POPCreators entry was submitted by Ruben D. Escudero, Jr., a teacher at Sulangon National High School in Dapitan City. He wrote the poem for his mother: An Ode To My Only Beloved Sweet were your lullabies as you cradled me in your arms, Gentle were your smiles as I gazed your eyes full of […]
The team behind Kobe Bryant’s Academy Award-winning animated short film “Dear Basketball” has decided to make the masterpiece free to the public.
A well-known poet and beloved icon of the civil rights movement of America, Maya Angelou had a difficult yet colorful life. As a child, she went through her parents’ separation, being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, and becoming mute for five years as a result of her belief that she caused the death of […]