Culture and Arts Notebook

Nonviolence triumphs over mandatory military service in South Korea

PERSONAL ACCOUNT         Sharing one amazing news. Last week, we heard that a Korean male citizen, Mr. Oh Soo-hwan, who opposed the mandatory military service based on his personal beliefs in nonviolence and pacifism was granted alternative…

Wind

POEM         The wind on my skin Caresses memories of moments past Seducing sleeping feelings and images Teasing out joyfulness From the pores of my being Wondrous Life-giving wind Breathes renewed, sweeping, winding a shroud of lightness…

the EARTH is red

POEM         by Rosalinda Maog the EARTH is red the earth is heart the heart is earth the earth is body seems, only on earth can growth be found In what we awaken to at birth breathe,…

Women’s History Month: Interview with Silvia Navarro Perramon (IATI 2021)

By Jhon Sánchez For the last three years, Pressenza has supported the International Theater Art Institute (IATI) during the celebration of Women’s History Month. On this occasion, IATI will bring short plays by three Latinx Bilingual women. We had the…

Pine Cone

NARRATIVE         Have you ever seen an object for the first time and felt so drawn to it that you would never forget how it made you heave and sigh and feel warm inside despite the snow…

Encounter

FICTION         Nilang squatted beneath the umbrous shade of an ancient baliti tree. It was high noon and she still had a four-kilometer walk ahead of her to Santa Elena and the parish priest’s house. She carried…

Sacred Spaces

VISUAL ARTS: PHOTOGRAPHY         Photographs by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan Sometimes, you enter a place, and somehow you are imbued with a feeling, a sensibility, an experience that you have penetrated a space you could call…

Wherever you look back

POEM       by Rem Tanauan WHEREVER YOU LOOK BACK, there’s haiku. In fact, it’s there in the moss on the wall blessed by rain. In the fallen jasmin, like an upturned umbrella on a grimy road. In the…

What is it Like to be Trapped in a Desert Jail For 20 Years? The Oufkir Family Story

BOOK REVIEW           Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir Book Review by Mona Gonzalez I read Stolen Lives twice. The first time, I couldn’t put it down because it was just shocking. The second time I read…

Art Exhibit at the Giant Dwarf Art Space, Angono, Rizal

VISUAL ARTS         by Saki (Ishak Binudin) As a phenomenon of life, regeneration takes on different forms, captured by the diverse paintings and artworks presented by five artists of different generations, using different aesthetic techniques and approaches.…

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