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Poetry, literature as a reflection of our lives

“The challenge in writing poetry is how to describe the current situation, history in very few lines.” Reagan Maiquez Source: supplied Reagan Maiquez

“Ilang Sandali Makalipas ang Huling Araw ng Mundo” (A Few Moments After the Apocalypse) is a collection of poetry by Melbourne-based writer Reagan Maiquez.

Ang Ilang Sandali Makalipas ang Huling Araw ng Mundo” was published in 2019. It was a finalist for the 20th and 21st Madrigal Gonzalez First Book Award by Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Writing.


Highlights

  • Real-life experiences and events  like Australia’s bushfires and love stories were the inspiration for the poetry
  • He began writing the collection of poetry in 2015
  • Many of the poetry written in the book was based on reflections from tragedies, calamities in the Philippines 

"Poetry is a reflection of our history during the time it was completed but readers of the poetry can also have their own interpretation based on their personal experiences and circumstances. Poetry can also be a vehicle for narrating and interpreting history in literature form,” shares Reagan Maiquez, author of the book “Ang Ilang Sandali Makalipas ang Huling Araw ng Mundo”

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