Alfred A. Yuson
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Inscapes that create artistic coherence
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve known premier sculptor Agnes Arellano for over half-a-century, since she was knee-high at their clan compound on what was then Tuberias St. in San Juan, right across the Ejercito manse.
The literary calendar towards yearend
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It used to be that the Palanca Awards Night ushered in the spate of literary events for the ’ber months, as it was traditionally held on Sept. 1.
The magic of movie music
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Music from Movies” — a concert tribute to 50 years of FINEX service — proved to be a magical night under the baton of executive producer Eduardo Yap, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines...
Poetry that glides, even with cosmic jokes
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Marawi and Other Poems, recently released by the Bughaw imprint of Ateneo de Manila Press, is the 10th poetry collection of Simeon Dumdum Jr., making him one of the few poets in the country with that double-digit...
Santi Bose redux
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
A reunion among family and friends marked the start of the exhibition series “Santiago Bose: Painter, Magician” at Silverlens Gallery two Saturdays ago, as curated by Patrick D. Flores, with this first...
The genius and legend of Rolando S. Tinio
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I was fortunate with the teachers and informal mentors I had in the 1950s-60s.
Being water in Hong Kong: Poetry of protest
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When we published the anthology Bloodlust: Philippine Protest Poetry (From Marcos to Duterte) two years ago, the thousand printed copies sold out in eight months.
A 20-year-old collectible
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Old friend Sam Santamaria, an artist-writer based in New Jersey, came up with a blast from the past recently, emailing a request for the release of the rights to an article he contributed to an anthology I had edited...
A center with a history
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Calamba Medical Center started in 1989 as a two-story structure on a 1,073-square-meter lot in the area called Crossing.
When not to read a book
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Now is not the time to be reading. Put it down. Your dad got you a ticket.”
Paronomasia and punditry in poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Figures in a Long Ago Mirror by Cesar Ruiz Aquino, published by Silliman University, is either the poet’s sixth or eighth poetry collection, depending on whether manuscript completion or actual publication...
Preserving culture and history as embodied in our cuisine
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The softcover anthology Sangkap: Basic Philippine Ingredients — Five Years of Winning Stories from the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award (2013-2017) — was launched on May 9 at the Unilab Bayanihan...
The man who made the Pope wait for an hour and a half
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, if only for four days and nights, I must have recorded at least my sixth gratifying visit to Indonesia over the past couple of decades.
Trending buzzwords and phrases
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
From Trump’s “no collusion,” here it became a collision that turned out to be an allision. And so it goes.
Tikoy Aguiluz’s art of waves, whorls and wings
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A fortnight after joining a group show at Sining Kamalig, Tikoy Aguiluz had his first one-man show at Kanto Gallery in Makati Central Square. Billed as “Rara Avis,” the exhibit opened on Saturday, June...
Casual lyricism as memorable poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Ruel S. de Vera’s Each Sold Separately: Poems Selected and New, published by University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, has only nine new poems added to his selections from two previous collections: The Most...
Benji Reyes: Exquisite reverence for wood
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s no cover, just a thick white cardboard followed by several more sheets of blank white paper, before the first two color pages feature sample works by the subject, then the title page: Benji Reyes ...
To each her/his own story of thrones
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am
We’ll never hear the punchline to Tyrion’s favorite but often aborted story of having brought a honeycomb and a jackass to a brothel.
Asia-Pacific writers feted at Nick Joaquin awards rites
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The 1st Asia-Pacific Nick Joaquin Literary Awards were given last Wednesday, May 15, at Winford Manila Resort and Casino.
Exciting new poetry, in Cebuano and English
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
During the first week of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop in Dumaguete, a discussion led by National Artist for Literature Resil B. Mojarers and Simeon Dumdum on the “balak” or Cebuano...
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