The poetry and prose in Agam not only reflect the confrontation between global climate change and diverse cultures across the Philippines, but the anthology’s writings in eight different Philippine languages enact the remembering and witnessing of Western imperialist incursion as the cause and cost of ruinous environmental transformation in the Philippine archipelago.

—Jeffrey Santa Ana on Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change, from Southeast Asian Ecocriticism: Theories, Practices, Prospects (edited by John Charles Ryan)

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Agam Excerpt: Sa Laylayan ng Bahaghari

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Agam Excerpt: Tulo Ka Hinumdoman