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Finalists announced for best translated books

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Poetry by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano and fiction by best-selling Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PEN to launch Mexican Ambassador Calvillo’s bilingual poetry collection

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The Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch the poetry anthology, “Filipinas, Textos Cercanos (Philippines, Closer Texts),” by former Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines Tomás Calvillo Unna, on March 29, 5 p.m., at the Solidaridad Bookstore, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Crow Castle–and guess what Japanese icon was in it

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EARLY morning view of the castle

Crows have always struck me as sinister creatures. Many years ago, as a young intern in Dacca, I watched a gang of these feathered ruffians obliterate the carcass of a goat in a matter of minutes.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

In love with Lang Leav

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LANG LEAV at Fully Booked

Google Lang Leav and what you’ll see are pages and pages of poetry—some from her book “Love & Misadventure,” some from her Tumblr page—shared and reposted by fans from all over the world. Her childlike, whimsical, sometimes-triumphant-sometimes-melancholic voice has resonated with a lot of readers. “Thank you for managing to write the feelings we can never put into words,” one fan wrote on Twitter. It’s a sentiment echoed by many.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Maya Angelou mourns death of poet Amiri Baraka

This Oct. 2, 2002 file photo shows Amiri Baraka, New Jersey's poet laureate during a ceremony at the Newark Public Library in Newark, N.J. Baraka, a Beat poet, black nationalist and Marxist revolutionary known for his blues-based, fist-shaking manifestos, died, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. at age 79. AP

Maya Angelou is mourning her friend Amiri Baraka, remembering him as a vital poet whose private persona differed greatly from his fiery public image.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Teenage poet, Islam critic, assaulted in Denmark

Yahya Hassan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Danish police say a man has been arrested for assaulting a teenage poet of Palestinian descent whose poetry is critical of Muslims.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Three young voices shine in Maningning Miclat poetry awards

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AWARDING the Filipino poetry winners

Three young voices recently proved that their words went well beyond the meaning and conceit of their poetry.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Agnes Locsin’s new choreography combines poetry and environmental advocacy

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SONNY Locsin in a high release; Agnes Locsin educates people on appreciating the beauty and function of trees. PHOTOS BY JOJO MAMANGUN

Choreographer Agnes Locsin has an advocacy: Save the trees. We need to recoup our forests to check the flooding of our cities, she said.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Classical music concert is highlight of 2013 Maningning Miclat trilingual poetry awards ceremonies

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Poetry and music will take center stage at this year’s Maningning Miclat Awards on Sept. 25 at the Abelardo Hall of the College of Music of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nobel-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74

Photo dated May 1st 1970 of Irish poet, playwright and Nobel prize winner Seamus Heaney. AP

To all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave. Heaney, 74, died Friday in a Dublin hospital some 18 years after he won the Nobel Prize in literature and gained global recognition as Ireland’s greatest poet since William Butler Yeats.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan police hunt haiku writer after five killings

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A poetry-writing suspected killer was being hunted by Japanese police Tuesday after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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