Episode 18: Kai Coggin

40 minutes

Kai Coggin is a Filipina American poet/writer with a newly released full-length poetry collection entitled "Incandescent" by Sibling Rivalry Press. Listen to us discuss how she came into poetry, the importance of her teachings, her amazing encounter and longstanding friendship with famed Chicana writer, Sandra Cisneros, and how she didn't know she submitted her first poetry submission to my literary & art online magazine, "The Manila Envelope", five years ago, among the many other "parallels" we have. She also reads a poem from "Incandescent" and explains the premise of it.  

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You can order your copy here: 

https://siblingrivalrypress.bigcartel.com/product/incandescent-by-kai-coggin 

 

Incandescent book cover

 

Visit her website: 

https://www.kaicoggin.com/

 

Incandescent


everything in me is a volcano
everything in me is a blazing new sun
everything in me is a conflagration of words
everything in me is a color that makes up wildfire
everything in me is a phoenix wing ablaze
everything in me is a heart’s inferno
everything in me is a lucent moon
glowing
growing
giving off light
light
light
in whatever form
I can
incandescent
means
emitting light as a result of being heated
and isn’t everything heated
and isn’t everything shamefully ablaze
and isn’t everything burning before us
and isn’t the whole wide world turning to ash
can we still find the light in all that is being lost
can we still project a vision that leads humanity forward
can we still search out beauty in the rubble
can we still shine amidst the trouble
can we name ourselves luminous
and believe it
we must
we do
if you recognize this is how you move through life
you are incandescent, too

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