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This is Cirilo F. Bautista’s twelfth book of poems, selected by the poet himself from his remarkable body of past work.

Bautista, declared National Artist for Literature in 2014, shows the craft and artistry that put him in the forefront of Philippine literary development.
A better epic poet than any American I know.
—GEORGE STARBUCK

My admiration for the mind and spirit of Ci
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Paperback, 193 pages
Published 2016 by The University of the Philippines Press
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Aloysiusi Lionel
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In 2016, the University of the Philippines Press celebrated the giftedness and greatness of Cirilo Bautista, who passed away a couple of months ago, by collecting some of the poems formerly published in his five books. If one has read his many works, he will notice the varying structure of his poetry, how he employed in his verses the discipline of the form as well as the occasional (and for me the more effective) experimentation on how far and deep and wide language could go. Resonant in the co ...more
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Cirilo F. Bautista is Professor Emeritus of Literature at De La Salle University-Manila. A poet, novelist, essayist and critic, he has published books of poetry, fiction, criticism for which he has won such awards as the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize and Palanca Hall of Fame. He is a resident of Quezon City with his wife, Rose Marie Jimenez Bautista and together, they raised their three chi ...more

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