Mark Anthony Cayanan

Mark Anthony Cayanan is from the Philippines. He obtained his MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. Among his publications are the poetry books Narcissus and Except you enthrall me. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rogue Agent, High Chair, and Lana Turner. A recipient of fellowships from Civitella Ranieri and Nuoren Voiman Liitto, he teaches literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University.

I Look at My Body and See the Source of My Shame: Ecstasy Facsimile

Heavy thing, cigarettes and stale sex on your skin, why hog the blanket only to apologize. I bite into my soul like a pretzel, it’s no good, wipe blood off my lips with yesterday’s shirt. To regret an experience is …

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