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INSECTISSIMO!
LOURD ERNEST H. DE VEYRA

has published two books of poetry: Subterranean Thought Parade and Shadowboxing in Headphones. He has won the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Free Press Literary Awards, and the very first National Commission for Culture and the Arts' Writers' Prize for Poetry. He also fronts the spoken word-jazz-rock band Radioac...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published 2011 by University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
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Jofer Serapio
The third in Palanca award-winning Lourd de Veyra's list of poetry anthologies published, Insectissimo! takes a hefty amount of local pop culture and douses it with a lot of beautiful imagery. From the billboards along Quiapo and South Superhighway to superstitions such as sleeping with a full stomach, from television shows and movie stars of the golden age of cinema to jazz and rock and roll, from cannabis to umbrellas and bicycles to videoke and even fat Elvis, Insectissimo! leaves nothing unt...more
John Levi Masuli
Experimental 'urban' poetry. De Veyra's intoxicated verses are not to be shocked of, but their social realism is a curious anti thesis to his otherwise 'liberal' lyricism. There certainly are dull moments in the collection, but their boringness can be compared to the annoying boredom listeners feel for "Revolution 9" in The Beatles' White Album. An interesting read amidst the alienated, slap-worthy emo poetry which dominates contemporary Philippine literature in English today.
Eissenn Downey jr.
Walang talkshittan pero eto ang pinaka unang poetry book na binili ko gamit ang baong inipon. Nagsisimula pa lang ako noon mangolekta ng libro, wala pang bigote pero nakakaintindi na ng kung anu-ano't nakikinig na din ako ng Radioactive Sago Project at idol ko na si Lourd. Pati nanay ko alam na idol ko na sya kaya isang umaga bago sya pumasok sa opisina sabi nya "Merong libro si Lourd. Nakita ko sa National Bookstore. Book of poetry ata." Pag lipas ng isang linggo na tipid sa perang pang kain sa...more
Chenley Cabaluna
So ayun naga-adik ako sa mga tula nung panahon na 'to ewan ko ba kung ano pinaglalaban ko, pero basta ang saya lang kase nung mga bitin na words tapos yung feeling mo na tama lang na ganun sila, kung saan sila nakalagay tapos kapag dinagdagan mo pa, mawawala na yung essence, yung pagiging surreal niya. (chos. feeling madaming alam sa poems)

Anyways shet lord ang ganda niya po. Ang ganda nung choice of words lalo na kapag nagde-describe siya nung mga kaganapan sa loob ng club/disco/bar (whichever...more
Emir Never
3.5 rating...
Jamila Velasco
It's like reading Bob Dylan's Tarantula without the mystery.
Wynclef
That Improvisation 5...
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Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra is a multi-awarded Filipino musician, poet, journalist, broadcast personality, and activist who first became famous for being the vocalist of Manila-based jazz rock band Radioactive Sago Project.
De Veyra graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas.

As literary influences, de Veyra cites Beat movement writers such as Allen Ginsberg...more
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“And when I die bury me upside down so the whole world can
Kiss my ass
Open my mouth
Pull my tongue
Stretch my arms
Stretch my cold, proud middle finger”
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It will be Sunday forever
Black birds fly over
In this one instance
May we never recover
From this one new something
We are just starting to discover”
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