We are very proud and privileged to share with everyone Alwin Aguirre’s piece for our Academic Nook entitled: “My Life Refuses to Rhyme.” You can read the entire piece in Behind the Books. Such a moving piece filled with fragments of poetics and soul. My heartfelt thanks, Alwin, for taking time out from your very busy schedule to create something this beautiful. Heart is filled. Perfect for our bimonthly theme “Poetry-filled Yuletide Cheer” this November and December.
Alwin Aguirre is currently taking his PhD at the Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication in Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He was also a recipient of the Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals and has won the Palanca Award in 2000 (Future Fiction category in Filipino for his work Desaparecidos), in 2002 (Future Fiction category in Filipino for his work Semi-Kalbo) and in 1999 (Short story in Filipino for his work Dalantao).