Tag Archives: Poetry

A reunion with Disquiet, anyone?

So. At the close of June 2011, I picked up The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. In the weeks that followed, I frequently dipped into the book–at first linearly, and then I had to throw up my arms and say, “Aw, fuck it,” and just opened the page at random. Always with my high-lighter aloft, […]

“Geography Lesson,” from Dark Hours, poems by Conchitina Cruz

I have met Conchitina Cruz, have glimpsed her name inside many books, on walls, know of her poetry through friends who swear by her work. Dark Hours is her first collection of poetry, and until very recently, I steered clear of it. I have read two poems of hers prior this book — and I’d […]

“. . . long after words have left you silent in your chair”

Lemme give you a helping of AwesomeSauce: [1] The Book Depository is now shipping to the Philippines. Dude. Also, be warned that I am now an affiliate because they make me happy, and I spent a chunk of this afternoon updating my wishlist, haha. When I post links to BD, and you buy something, I […]

marginalia || The Highest Hiding Place, by L. Lacambra Ypil

And now, for some local lit love: The Highest Hiding Place is the [long-awaited] first book of poems by L. Lacambra Ypil. He’s won several awards for his poetry and his nonfiction, and he’s currently teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University. I enrolled in his Poetry class about a year ago. I consider him […]