Kabel Mishka Ligot

Kabel Mishka Ligot was born and raised in and around Metro Manila in the Philippines. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his work has been published or is forthcoming in Waxwing, The Southeast Review, RHINO, and others. A recipient of the Don Belton Scholarship at the Indiana University Writers’ Conference and a Tin House Summer Workshop alumnus, Mishka currently lives in the Midwest, where he works at a library.


The laundrywomen no longer frequent this river bend because soldiers have begun to bathe in it. I hate the forest, its camphor chokehold. The pool where you disrobe. Your stateside fatigues collapsed in the dust like a dead man. Judging …

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