Islander in the City:

NOT A BAD POETRY COMEBACK

When did my love affair with poetry start? In the island, I was reading Edna St. Vincent Millay and Walt Whitman courtesy of an American Peace Corps volunteer named William…

Islander in the City:

GEORGE ROBERT SHAW, THEODORE ROOSEVELT JR. & NELLY GARDEN

What historic photo did I see in Manila Nostalgia on FB last week? Playwright George Bernard Shaw at the Governor’s Palace (called Malacanan later) with then Governor General Theodore Roosevelt,…

Islander in the City:

ARTHUR ESPIRITU: ‘2020 WAS A ‘SURREAL YEAR’

The year 2020 is many things to cultural watchers. It was the end of live concerts at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, it was the end of live shows…