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Waking Ice records a father's spirals of emotions as he tries to understand and weather his son's addiction, attempts at recovery, and inevitable self-destruction. In a sequence of chiseled poems addressed mostly to his son, the poet memorializes a wide range of complex emotions dealing with fatherhood, sonship, and loss, and uses a variety of poetic styles to chart the ga...more
99 pages
Published 2000
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This is an emotional collection of poems. Beautiful and sad. A narrative from a father to a son. Initially I thought it was tragic and heartbreaking. It is a true story and a real reflection on the default of being human. If for loss of compassion for this side of humanity, I would say in an objective and extremely distant point of view that it is pathetic.

It is good that I am reading it in my 20s, being a daughter, single and childless.

I truly get the father's anguish and grief. The poems exp...more
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Ricardo M. de Ungria earned his A.B. Literature from the De La Salle University, and later obtained an M.F.A. in the Creative Arts from the Washington University in Missouri, U.S.A in 1990. He is a founding member of the Philippine Literary Arts Council (PLAC) and the Unyon ng mga Manunulat ng Pilipinas (UMPIL).

For his poetry, he has received recognition from all over the world. Not only has he...more
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