Happy 2007 | Manigong Bagong Taon.
Key words for this year: BREATHE, SMILE, MOVE, LOVE, GRAVITY.

Upcoming event: I’m reading at City Lights Bookstore on 1/24 as part of the Small Press Distributions “New Lit Generation” series. Please scroll to bottom of this Blog for details.

My recent trip to the Mamaland reaffirms why I became a writer in the first place. To document, to observe, to learn and to render, to put down on paper visions/feelings/sensations that just need to be let free. To manifest the felt into something tangible. To pass along.

I’m grateful for all of the blessings I’ve had over the past 3 decades…including your presence as my supporters and my community. Ang pamilya ko!

For the New Year…wishing you vision and strength…knowing that you are held by the ancestors and the ones who have yet to follow.

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanngalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan” – “He who does not know where he came from will never arrive at his destination.” – Jose Rizal, Filipino hero-poet

“The greatest agony is bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

Details on Weds 1/24 event:

Small Press Distribution & City Lights Bookstore present NEW LIT GENERATION READING & PARTY

with readings by Ben Lerner, Dana Teen Lomax, Aimee Suzara, Jay Thomas, Eric Foster and Indiana Pehlivanova

Wednesday Janaury 24, 2006 — 7:30 PM

City Lights Bookstore 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway (North Beach) San Francisco, California 94133 Tel + 415.362.8193

POETRY TRADING POST Trade a poem or story for a free book!

See more info at SPDbooks.org MySpace.com/SPDbooks