Monday, October 24, 2016

Karlo Silverio Sevilla


Dawn greeted by corpse of seventeen-year-old girl on sidewalk, bearing signs of torture, placard on her breasts reads, "Drug pusher, don't imitate."

Gerald So reads "Cardboard Justice":

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Karlo confesses: "This poem is largely based on the Philippine news item: “Rowena was found dead...Strung around her neck was a piece of cardboard with the words, 'Don’t emulate, she is a pusher.'" She is another extrajudicial victim of a 'nationwide orgy of summary killings apparently inspired' by the government’s controversial drug war."

KARLO SILVERIO SEVILLA is a freelance writer who lives in Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Radius, Pacifiqa, I am not a silent poet, Eastlit, Spank the Carp,, Indiana Voice Journal, Shot Glass Journal, The Fib Review, Rat's Ass Review, Pilgrim, Rambutan, Razorhouse, Yellow Chair Review, Eternal Remedy, Awakened Voices, and Kitaab. In his spare time, he coaches in wrestling and does volunteer work for the labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (Solidarity of Filipino Workers).

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