Edith L. Tiempo





Edith L. Tiempo


Born
in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
April 22, 1919

Died
August 21, 2011

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Edith L. Tiempo, poet, fiction writer, teacher and literary critic is one of the finest Filipino Writers in English whose works are characterized by a remarkable fusion of style and substance, of craftsmanship and insight. Her poems are intricate verbal transfigurations of significant experiences as revealed, in two of her much anthologized pieces, "Lament for the Littlest Fellow" and "Bonsai." As fictionist, Tiempo is as morally profound. Her language has been marked as "descriptive but unburdened by scrupulous detailing." She is an influential tradition in Philippine literature in English.

Together with her late husband, writer and critic Edilberto K. Tiempo, they founded (in 1962) and directed the Silliman National Writers Workshop in Du
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One, Tilting Leaves: A Novel

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An Edith Tiempo Reader

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Marginal Annotations and Ot...

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The Charmer’s Box: Poetry

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More books by Edith L. Tiempo…
“All that I love
I fold over once
And once again”
Edith L. Tiempo

“To scale all love down
To a cupped hand’s size”
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tags: bonsai

“It’s utter sublimation,
A feat, this heart’s control
Moment to moment
To scale all love down
To a cupped hand’s size”
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