Vale, Ramon Loyola

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It is with incredible sadness and shock that I share the news that friend, poet and editor Ramon Loyola passed away yesterday after suffering a brain aneurysm. I had the privilege of working with Ramon as a guest editor for the upcoming issue of Pink Cover Zine – just days ago we were making the final edits before print – and Ramon, as always, poured a lot of love into his work.

Ramon was kind, open, talented and a friend to many in the literary community. When I moved to Sydney he welcomed me warmly, supported my work, and while I did not know him as well as some, I will always be grateful to him for sharing his passion for poetry with me, and for helping me to grow the zine from day one.

Pink Cover Zine Issue #3 will still be printed in his honour, and I hope to share this beautiful collection of work handpicked by Ramon with the world soon.

You will be sadly missed dear friend.

 

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