Doveglion: Collected Poems

Doveglion: Collected Poems

Introduction by: Luis H. Francia
Editor: John Edwin Cowen

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143105350
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


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(Villa’s pen name for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa’s collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Doveglion: Collected Poems

Doveglion: Collected Poems

Jose Garcia Villa, Introduction by: Luis H. Francia, Editor: John Edwin Cowen

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