Doveglion: Collected Poems

Doveglion: Collected Poems

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Jose Garcia Villa, Edited by John Cowen, Introduction by Luis H Francia

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143105353
  • ISBN 13: 9780143105350
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,004,258

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The centennial edition of major Filipino writer Jose Garcia Villa's collected poetry Known as the ?Pope of Greenwich Village, ? Jose Garcia Villa had a special status as the only Asian poet among a group of modern literary giants in 1940s New York that included W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a young Gore Vidal. But beyond his exotic ethnicity, Villa was a global poet who was admired for ?the reverence, the raptness, the depth of concentration in [his] bravely deep poems? (Marianne Moore). "Doveglion" (Villa's pen name?for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa's collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material.

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a Villa seems to me to possess one of the purest and most natural gifts discoverable anywhere in contemporary poetry.a aMark Van Doren a [Villa is] a poet with a great, even an astounding, and perfectly original gift. . . . The best of his poems are among the most beautiful written in our time.a aEdith Sitwell