Road Map Series Vol. 1 No. 29

Carlotta Abellana de Pio refused an interview about herself and her works. Except for a few titles (Rain, Dragonflies and Silences, Sensing the Morning, Ways of Gaia, Sending Off) the other poems were meant to go untitled, something we argues about at length, saying that it was like having a child unnamed. She gave way grudgingly in a quivering soprano. Her students at the Ateneo de Davao University know her as a teacher in philosophy art appreciation, and graphic arts. Davao painters appreciate her presence in the numerous art exhibits either as exhibiting artist or viewer, even if sometimes she raises a dissenting voice. Like most thinking people, she has her own answers to prevailing phenomena in the arts and the world at large. Consider reading her poems as a delirious experience.

Road Map Series

Vol. 2 No. 29

Printed in Davao City

Mindanao, Philippines