Christian Ryan Ram Malli

Christian Ryan Ram Malli has a degree in creative writing from the University of Santo Tomas. During his stay, his poetry was awarded multiple times in the annual Gawad Ustetika. He is now a content writer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. He has won several poetry slams contests, including the Tanghal-Makata slam at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His short poetry suite, Kween Among Men, also won at the Normal Awards for Gender-Inclusive Literature. He was a fellow of the 5th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. His works have appeared in Points of Contact, Dx Machina: Philippine Literature in the Time of COVID-19, Cordite Poetry Review, Queer Southeast Asia, among others.

Color Theory

Somewhere, there is an ocean. Inside that ocean is my father. Inside my father is another ocean. And inside it, thousands of yellow butterflies waft, dancing and swaying in new wind. All of them, dead and alive like truths. There …

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Two Shadows

The man was wearing a floral polo shirt. Meaning, he’s just like every college guy in Manila out for a quick fuck. Except, you were out for lunch, and for once you weren’t in the mood. The server asked if …

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Often, it’s April in my chest, a tremor caught just before I can say: fuck you for every little thing you couldn’t do, for the sound of jars losing their porcelain history on the floor, the air, charged with your …

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