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Covenant single work   poetry   "after you bomb my town=pagkatapos mong pasabugon an samong banwaan=pagkatapos mong pasabugin ang aming bayan"
Alternative title: Tipan
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Covenant
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  • Author's note: 'Itsy-bitsy Spider' is the tune of 'arm-kite of my mother...'='Maliit na Gagamba' ang tono ng 'ang braso ni nanay...'
  • This poem was broadcast on The Listening Room on ABC Classic FM, 5 August 2002, and again on ABC Radio National's Sunday Night program, 1 August 2004. Sound recordings for each of these broadcasts are listed at Libraries Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Bikol , English , Pilipino
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Pag-uli = Pag-uwi = Homecoming : Poetry in Three Tongues Merlinda Bobis , Manila : University of Santo Tomas Publishing House , 2004 Z1354530 2004 selected work poetry Manila : University of Santo Tomas Publishing House , 2004 pg. 50-60
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Monroe : LA Desperation Press Turnrow Books , 2014 8049508 2014 anthology poetry

    'This a negotiation of many spaces. That of poets and their work, the idea of "Australia", the idea of being "represented" in a different demographic (America), personal or textual issues with anthologiser, who else is being included (though none outside myself and the publishers have knowledge of this until publication). Vitally, whoat matters is the conversations that arise from the anthology going public, and how the poets and readers deal with this community that has been organically and artificially induced.' John Kinsella (Source: backcover)

    Monroe : LA Desperation Press Turnrow Books , 2014
    pg. 56-58
Language: English
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Mascara Literary Review no. 11 June 2012 Z1867764 2012 periodical issue 2012
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Michelle Cahill (editor), Kim Cheng Boey (editor), Adam Aitken (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6169988 2013 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    This ground-breaking anthology collects poems written by Australian poets who are migrants, their children, and refugees of Asian heritage, spanning work that covers over three decades of writing. Inclusive of hitherto marginalised voices, these poems explore the hyphenated and variegated ways of being Asian Australian, and demonstrate how the different origins and traditions transplanted from Asia have generated new and different ways of being Australian. This anthology highlights the complexity of Asian Australian interactions between cultures and languages, and is a landmark in a rich, diversely-textured and evolving story. Timely and proactive this anthology fills existing cultural gaps in poetic expressions of home, travel, diaspora, identity, myth, empire and language. [from Trove]

    Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
    pg. 60-63
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