Ramon Loyola (1967-2018) was a writer, legal author and lawyer. His poems have been published in 'the tablet' and 'STU magazine', and have appeared online at emanilapoetry.com and narratorPRIDE.com.
Ramon held a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines, a Master of Law and Legal Practice (now Juris Doctor) and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, both from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). When not painstakingly working on his novel, he could be found wandering the back streets of Newtown, where he lived in inner west Sydney, looking for quiet places in the middle of the night.
His blog at http://www.ramonloyola.org holds the breath of his writing.
Anxiety is an insidious condition. It is debilitating, frustrating and utterly life changing. It inhabits the shadows, the thick rays of light and the dense corners of the dark. In times when there seems to be no escape from it, the simplest thing—a warm touch, a sincere smile—could offer warmth, salvation and solace. The Heaving Pavement shows how it is to be anxious, in epistles of simple truth.
A collection of prose poems on love, loss, longing and yearning, and on dealing with the vagaries of life. This is a small journey from the deepest emotions of love and loss to the sometimes overwhelming realisation of the beauty of life.
Ramon Loyola in SBS Radio
In an interview with SBS Filipino, Loyola talks about shedding literary stereotypes and navigating Australia's literary ... read more