"Davao Harvest 2,” which had a soft launch in December, covers three decades of literary and artistic activity in Davao and is almost three times thicker (353 pages) than the first volume. It features 15 fictionists for 19 stories, 24 poets for 50 poems, nine essayists for nine essays, 21 artists for 24 artworks, and three dramatists for three plays.
The artworks are reproduced in full color in Davao Harvest 2. The literary works come in three languages– Cebuano, Filipino, and English – and deal with many themes and emotions and ideas.
The featured writers are: Albert Alejo, Cynthia Ayala Alexander, Shielfa Alojamiento, Jo B. Angeles, Saturnino P. Apoyon, Eva Estrada Aranas, Joey Ayala, Jose V. Ayala, Jr., Tita Lacambra Ayala, Wenzl Petrak Bautista, John Bengan, Francisco C. Castro, Lilia Lopez Chua, Douglas C. Crispino, Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, Tim Dacanay, Carlota de Pio; Ricardo M. de Ungria, Aida Rivera Ford, Jose Ma. Gotera, Joselito Gualberto, Rachel Holazo, Lydia Ingle, Brecil Kempis, Freeda Ayala Ko, Gutierrez Mangansakan II, Victor Mangubat, Arnel M. Mardoquio, Margarita Marfori, Kublai P. Millan, Timothy Montes, Ma. Virginia Yap Morales, Don Pagusara, Bj A. Patiño, Riza Racho, Fe E. Remotigue, Mae Manahan Roca, Elmer V. Sayre, Philip Somozo, Josie Carballo Tejada, Macario D. Tiu, Rick Villafuerte and Rosalie Zerrudo,
The visual artists are Jose V. Ayala, Jr., Tita Lacambra Ayala, Ben Bañez, Brenda Z. Barba, Wenzl Petrak Bautista, Anoy Catague, Madoline de la Rosa, Carlotta de Pio, Joan Edades, Lydia Ingle, Kublai Ponce Millan, Margarita Marfori, Norberto Monterona, Ric Obenza, Lito Pepito, Dante Pintor, Victor Secuya, George So, Ruben de Vera, Arnel Villegas and Rosalie Zerrudo. The book, designed by Bernard Julian “BJ” Patiño, has a limited number of copies for sale at P300 per copy. Buy now while supply lasts! You can place your order online through Dagmay, the literary journal of the Davao Writers Guild http://dagmay.kom.ph/davao-harvest-2/ (MindaNews)