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May 14, 2019

Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr. is a Filipino poet living in Singapore. Listen to us discuss his latest poetry collection, and hear him read a couple poems from his collection, "Aria and Trumpet Flourish".  We talk about poetic forms, his influences and his process of honoring the creative process by writing everyday.


Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr. is the author of Aria and Trumpet Flourish (Math Paper Press, Singapore), as well as chapbooks, Requiem and Hymnal (Vagabond Press, Australia). His poems have been published in Rattle, Hayden's Ferry Review, Likhaan, Shanghai Literary Review, and other journals and anthologies. He has received prizes from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Kokoy Guevara Poetry Competition, British Council, among others. Born in the Philippines, he has been based in Singapore since 2011.

Rodrigo Dela Pena's book cover "Aria and Trumpet Flourish"For more information or to reach out to Rodrigo, please visit his Facebook page: