Fibro Takes Flight

Angelina Bong was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2012. Fibro Takes Flight is her first solo collection of poems. A vivid account of living with fibromyalgia, these poems are honest expressions of her intimate struggles, her raw emotions, her challenges as an artist and a writer and her views of life through myriad perspectives. They also explore how art and poetry help her cope with her invisible illness and how she finds treasures through these periods, finding peace and acceptance in overcoming the darkness in her life.

Her contemplations celebrate life in all its colours, including grief, identity crisis and the simple pleasures of daily living.

This is a book where chronic pain in mind, body, heart and soul meets meaning, purpose and hope.



World Haiku 2022 No.18 Anthology, Japan

Global Insides: The Vaccine, compiled by Dr. Debra Glasheen, Jul 2021, UK

World Haiku 2021, Japan (haiga & haiku)

Musings During a Time of Pandemic Anthology, compiled by Dr. Christopher Okemwa, 2021, Nigeria

The Creative Space, suranadkunjanpillai, Nov 2020, India

Turning Japanese: Haiga and Tankart in Twelve Rivers, Suffolk Poetry Society, 2020, UK (haiga)

Unmasked: Reflections on Virus Time curated by Shamini Flint, Sept 2020, Singapore 

Winning Poem of George Town Literary Festival’s ‘Wake Me Up When This is Over’ contest in the Poetry – Adult Category, 2020, Malaysia

Word Doodles Lit Mag, July 2020, US (Featured Poet)

Eksentrika, July 2020, Malaysia

Taj Mahal Review, July 2020, India

Translating Chronic Pain: Moments and Fragments, June 2020, UK

Pendemic, May 21 2020, Ireland

Chronic Pain: Moments and Fragments, Online Anthology, May 17 2020, UK

World Haiku 2020 No.16 Anthology, Japan

Eksentrika, March 2020, Malaysia

International Haiku Quarterly Ginyu No. 85, 2020, Japan 

World Haiku Conference Anthology 2019, Japan 

World Haiku 2019 No.15 Anthology, Japan 

Wordsmiths of Kuching for Borneo Laboratory Book, 2019

The Tiger Moth Review, Issue I, Jan 2019, Singapore (essay on the poem was published in Feb 2019)

World Haiku 2018 No.14 Anthology, Japan 

Diamond Unearthed, Edition 3, 2017, Botswana

Kool, C27 (Iskandar Puteri as a City in Johor Official Launch Book), 2017, Malaysia

My Malaysia Is Project Anthology, Oct 2017

Wordsmiths of Kuching for Borneo Art Collective Book, 2017, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Tudung Anthology, launched at KL Alternative Bookfest, Aug 2017, Malaysia

1932 Quarterly Spring 2017, Vol.1, No.2, USA 

Amomancies, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2017, USA.

World Haiku 2017 No.13 Anthology, Japan 

Snapdragon, Journal of Art and Healing, Spring 2017 Vol. 3, Issue 1, USA

Tanta International Festival of Poetry 2016 Anthology, Egypt 

Eksentrika, 2016, Malaysia

International Haiku Quarterly Ginyu No. 72, 2016, Japan 

The Skinny Poetry Journal,  2016, USA

The Poets Without Limits Magazine (Australia section), 2016

Whisperings in the Wind, Kritya Poetry Festival 2016 Anthology, India

Kritya Poetry Journal, 2016, India

OurDailyPoetry, 2015 and 2016, Kenya

Pursesuit, 2016, Malaysia

Fibrotoday, 2015 (also shared with Living with Fibro, Women’s Health Blog and fibromyalgia awareness and health websites)

Image Curve, 2015

World Arts Convention 2014 Coffee Table Booklet for Sarawak Tourism Minister

MISSIOCOM, December 2014

Risen Scepter, 2011, USA

2009 Poem Festival Book, Delphic Games, South Korea 

Pome Poetry Part II Anthology, 2008, USA

Pome Poetry Anthology, 2008, USA

Wordsmiths of Kuching’s chapbooks, 2015 to 2018, Malaysia


Poetry Editor for Malaysian Writers Society’s First Anthology Publication. Oct 2018