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Getting Real: An Introduction to the Practice of Poetry (Philippine Writers Series)

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This book is intended as an introduction at the collegiate level to the writing of poetry. While it draws form various sources, its most significant feature is the use of Filipino poems in English as examples for various poetic conventions, forms, and techniques. It consists of four parts. The first part deals with the origin and history of lyrical poetry, and includes a s ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published 2004 by University of the Philippines Press
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The poet and literary critic Gémino H. Abad was born on February 5, 1939 in Sta. Ana, Manila.

At present, he is a University Professor Emeritus at the University of the Philippines. His current writing and research include “Upon Our Own Ground”, a two- volume historical anthology of short stories in English, 1956- 1972, with critical introduction; “Our Scene So Fair”, a book of critical essays on
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