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Doveglion: Collected Poems by José Garcia Villa - tpbk
Penguin Random House

Doveglion: Collected Poems by José Garcia Villa - tpbk

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Trade paperback format.  Introduction by Luis H. Francia, edited by John Edwin Cowen

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(Villa’s pen name for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa’s collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material.