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Eric Gamalinda’s metamorphoses

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POET-FICTIONIST Eric Gamalinda’s
“The Descartes Highlands” was shortlisted
for the Man Asian novel prize.

Like a literary shade, Eric Gamalinda seems to be shifting from form to form effortlessly: poet, playwright, journalist, teacher, short-story writer and novelist. But like many stories, there is more to it than just mere trickery. Truth is, Gamalinda is all these things at once, and the transformation is a permanent state.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Bertsolari’: Journey through improvised poetry, silence and art laid bare

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A “Bertsolari” is a poet on the edge of abyss. To be sure, every poet deals with the edge of nothingness, of silence, of the blankness of the page or the emptiness of a screen.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

PEN to launch Dinah Roma’s third book of poetry

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch and hold book-club discussion on award-winning poet Dinah Roma’s third book of poetry, “Naming the Ruins,” on Sept. 27, 5 p.m., at Solidaridad Bookstore, 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Maya Angelou’s work mixed with hip-hop for album

In a Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will be blended with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” AP

Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.”

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Robert Hass wins $100,000 poetry prize

In a Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass poses on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. AP

Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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