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Our Lady of the Carnival: Poems

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Paperback, 156 pages
Published 1996 by the University of the Philippines Press and the U.P. Creative Writing Center
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This is one of the books I wish I have read years ago. Garcia consoles—Our Lady of the Carnival gives me a piece of tradition I have been desperately looking for, and informs me that there is a lot of room for discourse, response. It simultaneously offers a past and a future, though the latter is perhaps more of my making.

I specifically admire the Legends poems, because I appreciate Garcia's devotion to folklore, to an archaic tradition—a predilection that connects him to Lorca—and because it is
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J. Neil C. Garcia finished his BA Journalism (magna cum laude) in the University of Santo Tomas in 1990. He is currently teaching creative writing and comparative literature at the University of the Philippines , Diliman, where he also serves as an associate for poetry in the Institute of Creative Writing . He is the author of numerous poetry collections and works in literary and cultural criticis ...more

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