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Doveglion: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)

Doveglion: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)
Author: Jose Garcia Villa
ISBN 13: 9780143105350
ISBN 10: 143105353
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-07-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $17.00

The centennial edition of major Filipino writer José Garcia Villa's collected poetry

Known as the “Pope of Greenwich Village,” José 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Doveglion (Villa's pen name—for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa's collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material.

Edith Sitwell

[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.