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The plush loveseats, the pillows festooned with birds, Bamboo stalks, the console hewn with dragons’ heads, Their long tongues unfurled; the teal wallpaper Where a monkey clambers up a red-budded tree. Cherry Blossoms? Magnolias? Such chinoiserie As you wouldn’t find …

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To enter the mind of Philippine literature in English, it is important to note the evolution of English in the Philippines. We were colonised by Spain in 1521 and sold to America in 1898. According to eminent Filipino poet and scholar, Gémino Abad, Philippine poetry in English only took flight in the 1920s – it is a considerably young poetry, being less than a hundred years old.

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