Saturday, January 17, 2004

blogs about blogs about blogs

It's rather interesting how word spreads fast among blogers. Looks like I have joined this secret world where you know each other by alternate names, double identities, and passwords. It's like breaking down that fourth wall. What's behind it all:

Friday, January 16, 2004

Nick, of course, is my co-conspirator on many things....It all began, if memory serves, with a Filipino American literature panel years ago (and groundbreaking at the time) at the Asia Society in New York City -- with Jessica Hagedorn, Eric Gamalinda, Evelina Galang, Bino Realuyo, Luis Francia (who am I forgetting? Regie Cabico? Eugene Gloria?)....I believe that's when the NPA (wink) was formed....

He's got a new book ANDALUSIAN DAWN coming out...check out his blog for more on him and what promises to be many interesting posts in the future -- what he calls posts "for the effervescent mind"! Meanwhile, here's a poem by Nick (first published in Indiana Review):


“...absolve me, even though you are but a stuffed bird.”
--Wislawa Szymborska

I am also your grandmother’s Hungarian silver broach,
your husband’s embroidered handkerchief, your Aunt’s
suede purse from Sofia, your cousin’s parasol
from Venice, your father’s pantaloons from Pantagruel,
your sister’s teacup from Delft, your nephew’s caw,
your nephew who stole until you turned him into a bird.
# posted by EILEEN @ 10:11 AM

From the Blue Kangaroo:

:: Friday, January 16, 2004 ::

Thanks to Chatelaine, I have learned that The Carbonator has arrived in Blogland! You may know him better as the Secret Asian Man.
:: Jean 2:16 PM [+] ::