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Happy To Be Here To Be Happy

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Happy To Be Here To Be Happy (2022) is Augustine Paredes' third book, it is a collection of poems and images attempting to navigate a feeling of desire through narratives of a distant, growing, and healing migrant body. 

It is a confusing journey towards happiness that ultimately arrives at the closest paradise there is.


https://www.augustineparedes.com/11315640-happy-to-be-here-to-be-happy


13 Poems, 13 Figures

42 Pages

Prologue by Anna Bernice

Epilogue by Danabelle Gutierrez


Designed and published by

Augustine Paredes and Friendly Fires Small Press


Augustine Paredes is a Filipino artist and photographer questioning what it means to desire in the light of love, loss, and longing.


Anna Bernice is a multi-disciplinary creative based between Dubai and Berlin. Currently focusing on art writing and curating, she co-founded Sa Tahanan Co. with Augustine Paredes, creating a platform for Filipino creatives in the UAE.


Danabelle Gutierrez is a multi-awarded writer, actress, and photographer. She is the author of poetry books I Long To Be The River and & Until The Dreams Come and chapbooks Eventually, The River Surrenders, and Softer.