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Poetry connects, educates people, says Fil-Am poet

Poetry connects, educates people, says Fil-Am poet

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ASPIRING POETS must use poetry as an instrument to link people with one another and expand the connection of the “inseparable” concepts of politics and history, an award-winning Filipino-American poet told Thomasians in a lecture held April 27. “Poetry can, at the very least, be an essential thing that tries to mend a broken core which connects us all,” Eugene Gloria said during Isang Bala(k) Ka Lang: Some Notes on the Anecdotal Writing Workshop. “I believe poetry can function as a tool to help examine who we are in relation to our violent nature as well as our human failings, although art and poetry cannot be that bold work against our difficult and dangerous world,” he added. Rather than using direct statement, employing narratives, restraint, application, and suggestion in ...
Acclaimed Fil-Am poet to hold writing workshop for Artlets

Acclaimed Fil-Am poet to hold writing workshop for Artlets

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AN AWARD-WINNING Filipino-American poet will conduct a poetry writing workshop for Artlet writers this term as part of his activities as visiting professor in the country. Eugene Gloria, who is in the country through the Fulbright Program, aims to share the creative writing techniques he learned as a poet and professor at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He currently teaches poetry at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Graduate School, and is being hosted by the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Gloria believes that undergraduate students both from the Philippines and the United States are “equally capable on taking the task on writing, as well as equally capable of reading closely the material used.” The Fil-Am poet told the Flame in an inter...