That first win was so awesome and so satisfying that I thought there wouldn’t be a second one.
I just feel so happy right now.
“Maps”. First Prize for Poetry, Palanca Awards.
I posted the news elsewhere first (Twitter and Facebook) and immediately got a ton of love. Thank you so much for all the kind words. The show of support was just overwhelming. I can be quite unkind to myself and to my words, so I appreciate it when people take the time to message me to say that they like what I write, and that I should write more.
“Maps” should be uploaded on the Palanca website soon, and I hope you can read it and give me your comments. :)
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Congratulations, Eliza! I look forward to reading Maps.:)
Thanks so much. :)
oh man, i still have my palanca ribbon/press id/whatever somewhere around here. in the words of arthur poongbato: “Wow…….. (5secondgap) Galing.”
Ganda. (pause) Ganda. (pause) Ganda. (hikab)
Haha thanks ate Kate! Naalala mo nung nahulog yung ribbon ko tapos sabi ng Nanay ko humingi pa tayo ng isa? WHAT NANAY hahahaha.
Congrats again! :D –Tinlao
Thank you Tin! :D
nice talaga! :)) kilala mo pa ba ako? hahaha.
Echosera! Haha! Huy Zombadings! :D
Huge congratulations, Eliza!!!! *squee* I’m so happy for you. You remain to be my role model! :) Is your winning ensemble ready? ;)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just seen this, been out of the loop for a while. Congrats on the new job, too, change is good!
Is this a collection or the same poem that was published in Pedestal? I remember that was really good. Hall of Fame na ba kasunod? Congrats again and very best wishes.
Hi Catherine! This is a collection, the one in Pedestal is the first poem in the series. :) Thanks!