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Poetry on the Block

This poem is about, and is for, the children who were growing up homeless in our cities and suburbs. It was a project with Red Room Poetry, supported by the City of Sydney.

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SBS Filipino

I wrote a poem about my Lola...and also whales.

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Harana Poetry Tour

This suite of poems was commission by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in response to the Filipino exhibition, Passion & Procession.


Lycanthrope, Cordite Poetry Review

This is a poem about monsters and men.

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The collection, "Holy" redefines the semantics of sin, shame and guilt by interrogating social relationships governed by power. It digests the difficult intersections of generational trauma, seeded by neglect and piety.

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Disappearing Act

This collection of poetry was originally released as a chapbook and began as a major project for a creative writing class. It explores the tension between love, abuse, and power.

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The “Mail-Order bride”
Orientalism, Intimacy,
and Gendering Experience

By exploring forms of representation and the dynamic fluctuation of power, this thesis examines the “Mail-Order bride” as a concept, and a woman in the everyday.



A story about my grandmother published on Peril Magazine.

Gloria Demillo © 2020

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