Biyernes, Setyembre 04, 2009

Paglulunsad ng "The Highest Hiding Place" ni Sir Larry Ypil

You are warmly invited!

Palanca and Free Press winner Lawrence Lacambra Ypil's first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place, will be launched on Monday, September 7, from 6.30 pm, at Mag:net (in front of Miriam College), Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. The event will feature readings and performances by Ypil's mentors, colleagues, friends, and fellow poets.

Highest Hiding Place gathers Ypil's award-winning works and other pieces, and charts his more than a decade's exploration of the intersections of desire, displacement and voice. In the book's foreword, Simeon Dumdum Jr., finds that "[m]ost of these poems have to do with the house in which the poet grew up and which he now sees from his imaginary loft--the area by the screen door, under the old clocks, beside the vases, the lemon tree in the yard around which his father cut away for more air and sun. Which brings us to the man, a doctor, whom the poet sees tenderly attending to his patients." And to his mother, whose "Garden" is a quiet poem of order and love and time and death. Adds Dumdum, "In and through these the poet sees his own life."

Much of this life Ypil has spent in Cebu, where he was born and raised. He studied medicine before deciding to teach poetry and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. His bimonthly column comes out in Sun Star Weekend. As a biology major at the Ateneo, Ypil received the Dean's Award for Creative Writing: Poetry, and the Mulry Award for Literary Excellence.

Highest Hiding Place is available at the Ateneo Press bookshop, the Loyola Schools bookstore (426-6001 loc. 5184), Popular (372-2162), Solidaridad (523-0870), and soon in other good bookstores. (Mag:net 929-3191; Press bookshop 426-5984;,

Thank you, we hope to see you!

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