Forth is a collection of twenty-eight free verse poems from Rosmon Tuazon's chapbook Mula (2005) translated into English by Ben Aguilar.
"In each of the poems, Rosmon Tuazon situates the reader in active engagement with the world to allow them to experience the force of history in the here-and-now as it is embodied in language. He effectively gives shape to the faculties of poetry to bring us to the brink of choice and the awakening of agency. We need this book even more urgently now during this time of dissolution of the bases of our beliefs. … I am glad that Tuazon's works will find new and more readers through the skillful translation of Ben Aguilar." Allan Popa
Rosmon Tuazon received his MA in Malikhaing Pagsulat (Creative Writing) at the University of the Philippines- Diliman. He is the author of the chapbooks Sa Pagitan ng mga Emerhensiya ( Between Emergencies/UP Press) and Borador sa isang Epilogo (Draft for an Epilogue/ Aklat Ulagad)
Ben Aguilar graduated with a degree in Health Sciences and a Minor in Creative Writing from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he was also awarded the Loyola Schools Award for the Arts for Poetry. He is the author of the chapbooks Into the Earth (Self Published/ 2015) and Brand X (Aklat Ulagad/2021).
Isang Balangay Media Productions, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 96 pages / BW