Book launch: "Best of Dagmay" and "Fractional Lives"

Editor's Note by | May 14, 2011

We will launch the Davao Writers Guild’s two latest books, “The Best of Dagmay” and “Fractional Lives” on May 28, 2011, Saturday, at 3:00PM at Ateneo de Davao University.

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“Fractional Lives” is a collection of Margarita Marfori’s short fiction. The collection spans her writing career, dating back to her first published story in 1995 to new previously unpublished fiction. Marfori’s quiet, emotional stories reveal vulnerable characters struggling with alienation and personal anguish.

“The Best of Dagmay” is an anthology of the best works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama appearing between 2007 and 2009 in Dagmay, the weekly literary journal of the Davao Writers Guild. Appearing as a weekly insert and online, Dagmay has published works from hundreds of Mindanao writers. This book compiles 97 pieces from 77 young authors. Below is the table of contents of “The Best of Dagmay”:

The Accused / Pam Bitang
Rowing Away / Joy Rodriguez
The Farm / Paolo Bataller
Under Our Tree / Vanessa Claire Lucero
In Thy Glory / Arifah Jamil
Sukran / Arifah Jamil
Mga Mama ug Mga Papa / Hannah Rae Villarba
Bukog / Rosalia Gajo
Adviser / Perlita Napala
A Study in Bliss / Gabriel Millado
The King of Cabantian / Edmond Julian de la Cerna
Ug Mingiob Ang Kalibotan / Raul Moldez

Red Wine for Teddy / Aaron Jalalon

It Must Have Felt Like / Maureen Ronquillo
Noodles and Expiry Dates / Allen Samsuya
Cotabato / Allen Samsuya
The Golf Ball / Paul Randy Gumanao
Kapag ang Iniibig Mo’y Isang Makata / Paul Randy Gumanao
Kung Hiktan Nako ang Bulan / Paul Randy Gumanao
Home / Lee Ivy Acevedo
Playground / Lee Ivy Acevedo
Science Fiction / Miguel Antonio Lizada
When You Die I Will Bury You / Karlo Antonio David
Tahud Asil / Karlo Antonio David
You Inside Me / Henriette R. Gelacio
Biko / Janelle Thea Sorroche
Villanelle for a Bumpy Ride / Jermafe Kae Angelo
Bb. Pariwara / Cayetano Poderancos, Jr.
Ulan / Fatima Zacaria
Ulan / Prince Gerard Magdaleno
Dilaw na Yapos / Krisini Nanini
Chasing Shadows / Krisini Nanini
Espresso / Krisini Nanini
Ang Tsismosang si Tiya Piling / Henrietta Diana de Guzman
Tuno / Vanessa Almeria
Lubid / Edgar Bacong
Ellis Island / Edgar Bacong
Il Postino Para Sa Iyo / Wang Loreto
Ode to the Pomelo / Genevieve Mae Aquino
Billiards / Lyda May Sual
Sa Likod / Yul AV Olaya
Oda sa Sa-Ya / Yul AV Olaya
Mga Bala sa Sulu / Yul AV Olaya
A Toast to Earth Goddesses / Mary Lou Caharian
We Are Daughters of the Underworld / Agnes Miclat Cacayan
Ang Tanong ng Babaylan ng Bundok Kapayapaan / Agnes Miclat Cacayan
Kung / Erick Cezar Elipian
Sa Pet Shop / Dennis P. Sto. Domingo
Blue Birds of Happines / Freeda Ko
Your Flesh is Sweet / Freeda Ko
Gabi ng Pag-ibig / Bong Eliab
Katong Nagbinahinay Ta sa Saging / Errol Merquita
A Lot like Love / Maryanne Lobaton
Girl / Arian Tejano
Barya / Aissa Ang
Sitting Beside Handsome / Karla Singson
Mingaw / Gutierrez Mangansakan II
Room / Rigil Lumingkit
Ang Saging sa Bankerohan / Janet Geneblasco
Winners by Default / Jasper Nikki de la Cruz
She Used to Live in a Shanty / Ariel Lalisan
After Eden / Jeneen Garcia
Nanay Said Go to Bed / Yas Ocampo
Breakwater Girls / Saquina Karla Guiam
Ang Traydor / Hannah Louise Enanoria
Madaling Araw kung Dumalaw ang Kalungkutan / Danny Ong
Bukidnon / Danny Ong
Polemic on Culture and Capitalism / Anna Moira Lanzona
Tulang Tumututol / Linda Bansil
The Sound of Water / Pam Bitang
The Rebirth / Angely Chi
Pagpadu’ng sa Jolo (Sakay sa Gamay’ng Eroplano) / Yevgeny Honrade
Sabot / Rory Ian Bualan
Bulingit / Arman Neri
Dalha Ko Sa Imong Payag / Mark Darryl Caniban
Paghatag ug Ngalan / Ana Maria Yugalca
The Act of Naming / Ana Maria Yugalca
Hunghong / Henelsie Barriga
Kay gimingaw ang bungol / Roselle Jimeno
Duyan / Jolah Barredo
Hammock / Jolah Barredo
Tim-os nga Kalipay / Arnel Santander

Creative Nonfiction
Of the Bombs and the Sun / Jezereel Louise Camangeg-Billano
Memoirs of a “Gay-Sha” / Ram Botero
To Build Fire / Aaron Jalaon
Allamandas in the Morning / Noel Pingoy
Tilting at Windmills / Cecille LaVerne dela Cruz
The Impulse to Bakwit / Roselle Jimeno
Cat Stories / Teresita Guillen
Reflections / Sarah Bagis
On Moving Forward…then Staying / Donna Cabrera
My So-Called Glamorous Life as a Freelance Writer / Rowena Rose Lee
Kronika ng Isang Biyaherong Pinoy / Edgar Bacong
Planted, Uprooted, and Transient Boarder in this Soil / Kelly Conlon
The Pilgrim / Gutierrez Mangansakan II
Communion with the “Presences” in Lami Nusa / Mucha-Shim Quiling Arquiza
By the Sea, Sun-Kissed Children / Jonathan Jimena Siason

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