Poetry Submission: ‘Turning Tables’

by Aidan Bernales Paper-cutsWhere thin skin used to beCrossing and uncrossing my legs,Waiting for you to get used to meBecause I carved our names on every building we’ve passed throughI’ve made poetry out of every memory I’ve ever had with youBecause the heart wants what it wantsAnd it only ever moves me forward when my feet…More

Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’

Poem and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez * * * Man’s infinite imagination is as vast as the sea.  The world can go haywire And, still, if one can cope— find courage amidst a plethora of dangers, one may see: beauty, honesty, and hope. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a comment…More

Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’

by Paul Raymond Jimenez Kung mayroon mang natatanging tatak na Pilipino,ito’y ang ating angking tapang at talino. Ngunit minsa’y dapat din nating isipinNa huwag magpadala sa udyok ng damdamin. Sa mga nabasa’t narinig kong mga kwento—sa kasaysayan at hindi sa barbero,Ang poot at galit ay walang magandang naidudulot;ang marangal na layuni’y kadalasa’y nauudlot. Malaking bagay ang…More

Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’

Story and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez Death crept in the cramped space where we hid for days. The air reeked of sadness. I stared at the only access for relief, an aperture cracked open by shrapnel during the last barrage. A gentle pacific wind seeped in, its tail uncovering a majestic masterpiece—the sky’s wispy and…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wise…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘In His Universe’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! In celebration of National Arts Month and the month of love, our resident @komikninja talks about In His Universe by Chocnut-san, a comics about an unrequited love being reciprocated in an alternate universe. Check out the video below, and remember to follow @komikninja on Instagram, and subscribe…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘EDSA’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing this one-shot comic titled EDSA: Paano Ginagawa ang Isang Bayani? by Randy Valiente and illustrated by Mel Casipit, recommended as always by our resident our resident @komikninja. This komiks, by the way, is around 11 years old (!) but once you get into…More