I wrote this poem over 10 years ago and have been tweaking it ever since. I read it at various readings in Nagoya. It has never been published though I have tried. So I publish it here. This version is from 4/30/2020. Enjoy.
All assembled for
The sickened hunk
The last and lonely guardian
Of a lost
To finish a death poem:
Pro patria mori
Your head sliced
For love of
Camilo Omaña Villanueva is a Filipino-American educator. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He teaches at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in addition to his role as President of Atlanta English School.
My presentation at the Irish Institute For Catholic Studies 2021 Conference
My presentation on Kurt Vonnegut and Religion for the Vonnegut Society at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference.
My presentation on Natsume Sōseki at the Domestic Cats in Literature Conference 2021