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"It's how you walk through fire that counts." -Charles Bukowski

Background Information

Ryan Jesena is a literary artist that currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. His first wide release, In The Blink of an I, received critical acclaim in various international publications. He has studied under poet Ralph Angel from the University of Redlands. As a member of the Philippine-American Arts Network (PAN Network), he is actively involved in the growth of the emerging Filipino/a arts community in Los Angeles.


- 2001 International Poet of Merit nominee

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From the author of A Thousand Pleasures, Ryan Jesena has completed his sophomore effort. In a Blink of an I will take you from the back alleys of Sunset Blvd. to the streets of Manila, grabbing all the metaphors and similes along the way. The images are brave, unrelenting, and piercing; it grabs you at the edge and refuses to let go. You can taste the growth in the imagery and story-telling, which has developed a style and rhythm of its own over the past two years. This man is the voice that merges the gap between Generation X and Generation Y. The poems are a hybrid of techno babble, jazz progression, hip-hop tempo, and steadfast rock. Inspired by artists such Paul Oakenfold, Beth Orton, Miles Davis, Max Graham, Black Eyed Peas, Stephen Dunn, John Digweed, James Joyce, Charles Bukowski, John Coltrane, E.E. Cummings, Michel Foucault, and Alain De Botton.

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