This paper employs postmodern theory in an analysis of the poetry of multi-awarded; tri-lingual; contemporary Filipino writer based in Baguio City; Franklin Cimatu. It focuses particularly on this writerâ€™s â€śRoutine Poem Series.â€ť
Launching off from the Lyotardian perspective of the postmodern as â€śincredulity to metanarratives;â€ť the paper then examines the various manifestations that reveal the liminal nature of the writerâ€™s poetic practice and the anti-metanarrative impulse which pervades this body of work. The paper investigates the various interrogations of Truth; Identity and History; the metanarratives that make absolutistic claims. The study likewise explores the notion of hybridity in an attempt to interweave subjectivity; context; and poetic practice.