New poetry books by Katigbak-Lacuesta, De Ungria to be launched
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:01 AM March 03, 2014
“Burning Houses: Poems” by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta will be launched March 8, 4 p.m., at PowerBooks, Greenbelt 4, Makati City.
The event is organized by Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University , with the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House and PowerBooks.
Lacuesta is an award-winning poet, having won first prize in the Philippines Free Press Award (2007), and third and second prizes for poetry in English (2005, 2008) in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. Her first collection, “The Proxy Eros,” was short-listed for the National Book Award by Manila Critics Circle in 2008. She is editor of the “Metro Serye” series, a charming anthology of poems and stories in a road-map format. She is also DLSU BNSCWC associate director for poetry.
Meanwhile, Ricardo M. de Ungria will launch his latest book at the Lopez Museum and Library on March 8, 2-4 p.m.
“M’mwry Wire” is a collection of poems that De Ungira has written in the past 20 years, when he was, at various times, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in UP Mindanao, and commissioner of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The book launch will feature readings from the book and musical performances by friends and colleagues of De Ungria.