Monographs

An Introduction to PLURAL’s 4th Issue
What is a story beyond just a collective memory, a nuance, a series of actions weaved into a timeline, a
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An introduction to PLURAL’s 3rd Issue
In How to Write, Gertrude Stein goes: “Forget grammar and think about potatoes.” and if you do think about potatoes,
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On Discourse and Conversation and Intimidation
We at PLURAL would like to express our collective dismay at how Anvil Publishing House and the editors of Fast
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The Quest, Deferred (Part 2 of 2)
The Quest, Deferred (Part 2 of 2)  Last August 23, 2014, Moarbooks Press invited me and fellow PLURAL editor Carlo
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An Introduction to Plural’s 2nd Issue
Why prose? This persistent inquiry showed up during the first year of the journal, from Plural’s conceptualization and development stage,
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O RLY?: Jeff Vandermeer and the Real in Speculative Fiction
Sometimes when I write I want to play with what isn’t real, like faceless children or purses with wings, and
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Against the System: The Dystopian Tradition in the Philippines
For my graduate thesis, I wrote a novel entitled 351. The narrative focused on a futuristic version of the Philippines
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The Quest, Deferred (Part 1 of 2)
Last August 23, 2014, Moarbooks Press invited me and fellow PLURAL editor Carlo Flordeliza, along with author Eliza Victoria, to a
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On Grappling with Language
When I think of language, I think of Zadie Smith’s essay Speaking in Tongues (from her book, Changing my Mind: Occasional Essays), particularly its
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Against the System: Diving into the Dystopian Terrain (2 of 3)
For my graduate thesis, I wrote a novel entitled 351. The narrative focused on a futuristic version of the Philippines
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Moarbooks Invites You to Chasing Tales: A Discussion on Fiction & Storytelling
Chasing Tales is a speaker series hosted by MoarBooks, a small independent press that caters to small, well-crafted projects of
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When the Familiar Isn’t: Amber Sparks’s “NEW GENRES: Domestic Fabulism or Kansas with a Difference”
One could become fatigued with this continuing search for labels, especially for those texts whose very nature is to embody
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That’s what they want you to think: On Creative Writing with an Agenda
A couple of weeks ago, I tried writing this poem. It wasn’t like my other poems, which sometimes tend to
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Against the System: Life, Fiction, and Dystopia (1 of 3)
For my graduate thesis, I wrote a novel entitled 351. The narrative focused on a futuristic version of the Philippines
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Book Club musings on Swamplandia!
PLURAL Book Club #1 Book: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 Place: Yardstick Reading duration: 1 month
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