Recumbent | Karlo Sevilla | Poetry | Zine


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This collection of poetry is an ode to the human body while lying down. There are poems inspired or despaired by the sight of it, with or without life. Others are perceptions and imaginations uttered in the first person while assuming this particular position – voluntarily or otherwise. It is about the body lying down and its dreams and nightmares, inspirations and desperations, pleasures and pains, caressed or tortured, in love and in hate. To quote the subtitle, these are “poems about and from the body lain or lying on any surface – steady or unsteady, dead or alive.”


Karlo Sevilla of Quezon City, Philippines is the author of the full-length poetry collection “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018) and the smaller collections “You” (Origami Poems Project, 2017) and “Outsourced . . .” (Revolt Magazine, 2021). Recognized among the Best of Kitaab 2018, shortlisted for the 2021 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, and thrice nominated for the Best of the Net, his poems appear in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Protean, DIAGRAM, Radius, Better Than Starbucks, Exist Otherwise, and elsewhere.

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Weight 0.25 g
Dimensions 10 × 2 × 20 cm


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