By Ruel S. De Vera
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.
By Ramón C Sunico
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.
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.
Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.”
Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.