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Canon’s the unsaid touchstone here: remixed, crisscrossed, shattered but lived with. Tradition is not written against but through. In this way is this book both elegy and praise. A metronome keeps tick, tick, ticking but to an empty house. The old music is sung again, but in the process gets rewritten. I’m reminded of porcelain and paste, ritual and rebelliousness. After t ...more
Paperback, 61 pages
Published 2013 by University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
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After reading this collection of poems, I was certain that I envied Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta. The way her poems were constructed made me think that she might have written everything with a magic wand, and it's not really a far-fetched idea. She does not leave you confounded with high-falutin terms to mark her authority as an excellent poetess. Her poetry, albeit relatively simple in terminology, was so beautifully stitched together that it makes you think twice of every word in the dictionary. S ...more
Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta hails from Manila and holds an MFA from the New School University in NYC. Her first book of poetry, The Proxy Eros, was published in 2008 by Anvil Publishing Inc., the foremost publishing house in the Philippines. Her work has been published in The New York Quarterly and will appear in the forthcoming issue of Defunct, an online literary magazine. She has also received Pal ...more