Marjorie M. Evasco

Marjorie M. Evasco

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Marjorie M. Evasco traces her literary roots to the island of Bohol where she grew up and completed her undergraduate degree, and to Dumaguete City where she finished her M.A. in Creative Writing at Silliman University in 1982.

A true Bol-anon, she keeps alive the memory and spirit of the revolt first led by Dagohoy's mother, a powerful tambalan (healer), who inspired her son and her people to defy for more than a hundred years the oppressor's rule. As a writer, Marj commits her vision through her poetry, believing that the worthy warrior and healer is necessarily adept at giving voice to the vision so that other may sing it, too.

Marjorie writes in English and Cebuano. Her poetry has appeared in different parts of Asia, Europe and North Amer

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Skin of Water: Selected Poems
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“This must be the taste of Language—
the tongue mapped by many colors,
parsed by the vowels of memory, the roof
of the mouth the dome of a world
circumscribed by consonants, whose edges
suggest the sour-sweetness of oranges,
the bittermelon’s green rind, the river-
scent of mangoes all the way to the grove.”
Marjorie M. Evasco, Skin of Water: Selected Poems

“We have joined the trek
of desert women, humped over
from carrying our own oases
in the claypots of our lives,
gathering broken shards we find
in memory of those who went
ahead of us, alone.”
Marjorie M. Evasco, Dreamweavers: Selected Poems, 1976–1986

“She turns to the man beside her,

As if to say she understood how inside
And outside the rooms of love
The landscape was not always seamless”
Marjorie M. Evasco

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