Alfred A. Yuson
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Agri journalists continue to thrive
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Filipino fruit devotees have been aware of the recent rivalry between Zambales and Guimaras mangoes as to preferred quality (read sweetness and succulence). I was grateful to be educated on the matter upon reading...
The Self Made man
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Us septuagenarians have a way of getting back together and doing things we never imagined we would, say, over six decades ago.
Post-pandemic creative renewal
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 5, 2022 - 12:00am
I’m happy about the revival of a couple of prestigious writing contests I’ve been associated with for some time.
Poetry at play
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Poems of levity don’t exactly have a reduced level of gravity. The rainbow of verse allows the import of truths in all colors, tones and hues.
Admirable audacity as biofiction
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The start of Assembling Alice, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta’s biography of her grandmother Alice Feria, published by Penguin Random House SouthEast Asia, reads like superb fiction, with a precise, detailed account...
Souring up the last dance
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Scottie Pippen’s book Unguarded, co-written with sports journalist Michael Arkush and published by Atria Books, became an instant bestseller upon its release last November.
And now we have pink poetry!
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The back-cover blurb for 100 Pink Poems para kay Leni, published by San Anselmo Press, states:
Merging works, mastering words
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 24, 2022 - 12:00am
These two books could have joined the list of must-have titles I wrote up at yearend, but deliveries were delayed. Well and good, as now they get more promotional space each.
Breaking free of white noise
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 10, 2022 - 12:00am
The white noise generated by CNN even at low volume soothes me to sleep. Even as world news still manages to intrude into my consciousness when it’s of the breaking type, especially about sports.
Must-haves for book lovers
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 27, 2021 - 12:00am
As recent releases, the following are must-haves for book lovers.
Crafting life stories
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 13, 2021 - 12:00am
While presently working on a couple of books — on self-made men who both triumphed over financial crisis before peaking in their respective careers — I realized that I’ve interacted with many fine...
Verse novella as intriguing whodunit
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Seldom do we encounter a verse novella, one of the least attempted among literary genres. It’s somewhat like a sphinx or griffon or our own tikbalang, a crossover creature that makes the best of both parts...
On the brink of the indelicate
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 15, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s a carnival and a circus and a cavalcade of ways to review a book of poems. One is to hold up previous produce as various yardsticks, the backstory to trace progress or current retrograde. Another is...
What the stars say, in time for the elections
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Of the silent generation, of course I became a beatnik, then a hippie, thus tried to open all doors of perception, laid out Tarot cards, threw I Ching coins in lieu of yarrow sticks, and read up on astrology.
Raul Deodato Arellano’s ‘Fluidicism’
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A degree of inevitability must attend a man’s capacity for wearing many hats.
Heaven forfend!
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The unfamiliar word “forfend” means to avert, forestall, preclude, prevent, rule out, or nip in the bud.
Character-driven stories
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 20, 2021 - 12:00am
When I taught a Fiction class in Ateneo in the mid-2010s, I always made sure to include a story among those we’d take up in my ever-changing list that defied a set syllabus.
A posthumous launch of Doc Mic's set of books
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
On Sunday, Sept. 12, a commemorative edition of Mario I. Miclat’s yet unpublished books will be launched on his 72nd birthday.
Hail and farewell, dearest Virgie!
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Armed with a San Mig bottle, Nick Joaquin would bellow his version of Cole Porter: ‘You’re the top, you’re Mayon Volcano / You’re the top, you’re Virgie Moreno!’
Agri journalists awarded in virtual format
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The prestigious Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards had to skip ceremonies last year due to the pandemic, but saw a revival for its 14th edition, with the awarding affair held as a noontime Zoom event on July...
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