Poetry & Art
Calligraphy by Robert J. Sison
Poetry by Angelo Tembreza
Robert Sison did not have any knowledge that a pre-colonial writing system existed in
what is now known as the Philippines. Most Filipino people are unaware as he was, so
since the late 90s, Robert has been inspired to research and share the knowledge of
Baybayin, and help in the revival of this amazing part of the Pre-Filipino culture.
Angelo Tembreza composes poems in response to calligraphy of three terms - "lasa",
"unawa", and "lahi" - and explores the contemporary cultural reality of being a Canadian.
View & read the calligraphy & poetry.
Flash Fiction Contest #3 - Runner Up
by Madeline Lines
There was a hole in our house. All the neighbours could see in. They all thought it was
peculiar, but it was built this way. In the morning i’d converse with the mailman while
brushing my teeth over the sink, pausing only to swish and spit. Cats would wander in on
Mondays while mother was cooking fish and knead her legs, mewling.
Read the flash fiction.
Interview & Photography
Festival Nation: Celebration
Wax Poetry and Art photography editor Jeff Cruz talks about his multi-year project called
Festival Nation, and shares some photos from the first phase of the project,
"Black & white photographs have that innate quality of making the actual moment come
alive. At night, those integral elements of electronic dance music culture come
alive as well, but in the form of colour."
Read the interview.
See Jeff Cruz's photography.
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