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This is the latest work of National Artist for Literature Edith L. Tiempo, poet, fictionist, scholar, critic, cofounder (with her husband, the late Edilberto Tiempo) of the pioneering Silliman Writers Workshop, mentor to several generations of Filipino writers.

For decades, young writers have been asking themselves, before offering a new work to the public: "will it pass mu
Paperback, 63 pages
Published 2004 by The University of the Philippines Press
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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 ...more

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