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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...
A week of a word feast in Dumaguete
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week was a fine time to be refreshed once more with the strength of lifetime friendships with poet-writers of the Visayas and Mindanao.
Who will survive ‘GOT’?
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Well, most of us. Even those who’ll lament the narrative’s end, but will be none the worse for wear and tear through eight seasons (make that nine years). Yeah, like Otso Diretso, plus 1.
Songs from the indigene’s heart
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The music album Kaduma hi Karol will be launched at 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 27 at the RCBC Plaza Courtyard, ushered in with an open jam session as a tribute to the late Bob Aves.
Honoring Edith L. Tiempo on her centenary
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
It will be the centennial birthday of the late and much-beloved National Artist for Literature Edith L. Tiempo exactly a week from now, on April 22.
Celebrating the female form
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Launched on March 21 at UP Diliman’s College of Fine Arts was Boboy Yonzon’s self-published, 220-page coffee-table book Babae, a collection of intimate portraits of 30 women in full color and black-and-white....
Food, temples and market treats in Chiang Mai
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The winners of the 12th Bright Leaf Agricultural Journalism Awards had their customary tour of a Southeast Asian City as an additional prize from PMFTC Inc. from March 18 to 23, with Chiang Mai in northern Thailand...
Pedro and the health of national memory
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Exactly a week after his 75th birthday on March 9, Piscean, National Artist for Literature, National Commission for Culture and the Arts chair and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino chair Virgilio A. Almario launched yet...
Meeting Pak Utomo, a legend in Jakarta
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The expectation proved correct. In the flesh, Utomo Josodirdjo would be larger then life, going by all the accounts I had read about him.
Poetry that glides through specifics
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
She trumpets one of the strengths of a new collection of 60 poems by Jim Pascual Agustin, How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & other poems, published by San Anselmo Publications Inc.
Addressing the summons to Alexandria
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
On the road at 7 in the morning on our fifth day of the week-long Cairo Literature Festival, we settled in the van with our breakfast boxes, keening in anticipation of our fated visit to Alexandria: “the capital...
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