Category: nick joaquin

writing in a “climate of fear”

Speech delivered by National Artist Nick Joaquin at the Philippine PEN Conference, July 1983. Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases … Continue reading

SONG BETWEEN WARS

Nick Joaquin (1947) Wombed in the wounds of war grow golden boys and girls whose green hearts are peacocks perched upon apes and pigs that feed on pearls or sour grapes. But we are old–we are only a point, a … Continue reading

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