Doveglion : Collected Poems

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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(Villa's pen name?for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa's collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material."

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0143105353
  • 9780143105350
  • 1,060,155

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? Villa seems to me to possess one of the purest and most natural gifts discoverable anywhere in contemporary poetry.? ?Mark Van Doren ? [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.? ?Edith Sitwell

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