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4 New Year's Resolution for an Artist or Writer

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The new year is fast approaching (again) but never before has it been riddled with such uncertainty and anxiety, at least in my lifetime, not counting infamous 9-11.

We are supposed to reflect on this year with awe and amazement, except, I don't know about you, it is not of the positive kind due mainly to the unfortunate political climate.  As each year passes, however, I think of the opportunities I've missed delving more into my art and writing. You may be fired up and "resisting" with great fever and pitch, and all I can say I am so jelly.  I have become the political junkie, knowing names of political figures, reciting the day's scandal du jour, but it hardly gets transferred onto paper whether by words or art, I just end up reading other artist/writer friends do it.

My days are made of daydreams and whether its patience or complacency, I muster enough motivation to keep things going.  So, if you are like me, striving to be better, here are some tips to push yo…

An Artist/Writer Wish List

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By Astrolabe & Constellations

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My first full-length poetry collection is published & ready to ship! You can purchase your copy here: http://cristinaquerrer.com/books!



Puñeta: Political Pilipinx Poetry

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Read my poem: "LINE THEM UP"
@Copyright 2017 belongs to the respective author of each work.
Locofo Chaps is an imprint of Moria Books.  More information can be found at www.moriapoetry.com.
Cover image: “Puñeta” (2015), embroidered on cotton by Jenny Ortuoste
Locofo Chaps is dedicated to publishing politically-oriented poetry.
Chicago, USA, 2017 


CONTENTS

Michelle Bautista: “FLOW”       
Mg Roberts: “notes from the gyre”       

Kimberly Alidio: “I was born for a stricter regime”

Jose Padua: “Headhunters”        

Kimberly Alidio: “[untitled]”       

Luisa A. Igloria: “PEOPLE LIKE US”       

Glynda Velasco: “The F Word”       

Barbara Jane Reyes: “Prayers of Petition”      

Jose Padua: “Seven and Seven Is”       

Cristina Querrer: “LINE THEM UP”       

Angela Peñaredondo: “RETURN”       

Jean Vengua: SEPTEMBER 5, 2013       

Aileen Ibardaloza: “APOLOGY”       

Leny M. Strobel: “On the Limits of Grief”      

Angela Peñaredondo: “WHAT SHE WILLS [THE TREES BEHIND]”
Mg Roberts: “f…