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In this collection, the first of the young poet Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, the writer speaks from the border-zones of suffering and bliss. In poem after haunting poem, we are shown that what is repudiated is most loved, and what the self loses is what is most foundational to its existence… desire, like happiness, is always to be smuggled from the outside, from the margins where both identity and difference lie. This is published as part of the UP Press's Student Edition line designed to bring the best of Philippine literature within easy reach of the general public.



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Dream Jungle
by Jessica Hagedorn

Marginal Bliss
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana

Behind the Blue Canvas
by Eileen R. Tabios

Ulos: 4 na Dula
by Arthur P. Casanova

Mga Kuwentong Maranao
by Frank G. Rivera

Wife or Worker: Asian Women and Migration
edited by Nicola Piper and Mina Roces

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
by Amy Chua

Smaller and Smaller Circles
by Felisa H. Batacan
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