From Elda Rotor of Penguin Books:
For those in the New York City area please join us for a reading of Jose Garcia Villa’s Doveglion: Collected Poems published by Penguin Classics.
Jefferson Market Branch Library – 425 Avenue of the Americas
Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm
Jose Garcia Villa’s Doveglion
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 1940′s New York that included E.E. Cummings, Mark Van Doren, W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a young Gore Vidal. Villa was a global poet who was admired for “the reverence, the raptness, the depth of concentration in [his] bravely deep poems” (Marianne Moore). The new Penguin Classics edition commemorates the centennial of the poet’s birth, August 5, 1908.
Editor John Edwin Cowen and introducer Luis H. Francia will read poems from the collection.
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As well, click here for Ruel S. De Vera’s article/review of Doveglion in the Philippine Inquirer.