The door is closed, the curtains drawn within One room, a brilliant question mark of light… Outside her gate an empty limousine Waits in the brimming emptiness of night. Angela Manalang-Gloria is a Filipina poet who wrote poems in English during the time before war. Her works were given less attention to during those times, which explains why her entry was ignored in the 1940 Commonwealth Literary Contests. Her collection of lyrical pieces exploring a woman’s private passions received less favor then, but has undergone revaluation in recent years. The poem “Querida” consists of only four lines and was criticized before as “saying nothing butRead More →