Robert Juan Kennard

Robert Juan Kennard currently lives on Cammeraygal land. His poems are a sometimes-mash-up of English and Spanish, Ilocano and Tagalog.

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We understand no love that is not in excess – Urvi Kumbhat My sister. Manang. Kumusta? It has been a moment and I know you still feel stanzas in words fearing they will take us back to a federation where …

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They told me as a toddler with fat on each side of my tongue, swaddled between ate Cathy and tita Adoracion, that I should be bitten between a thumb and index because I was gigil na gigil talaga *** Gigil, …

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