“Deskaril” recalls personal, political, and cultural events that shaped young Filipinos who grew up between Metro Manila and their own home town – wherever that may be. Each poem tackles everyday realities like chatting with friends online, posting on social media, or cramming one’s body inside a train.
About the Author
The writer Xenia-Chloe H. Villanueva was born in Manila, spent some time in Melbourne and grew up in Pampanga. She studied Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She works in marketing while blogging about new Kapampangan art in Volcano Diamond Press.