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Camels and Shapes of Darkness In A Time of Olives

Camels and Shapes of Darkness In A Time of Olives

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Tita Lacambra-Ayala was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte (1931), but chose to make her home in Davao, where she mentored artists and writers since the late 1970s.

Friends: Adventures of a Professional Amateur is the author's autobiography published back to back with Camels and Shapes of Darkness in a Time of Olives a compilation of fifty poems: "In the Beachcomber's Hut"; "Shapes of Darkness"; "Renascence"; "Stella"; "Buy a Star"; "Collision"; "The New Centurion"; "A Definition"; "Heroes"; "April 1983 Summer Drought"; "Complaint"; "A Step Beyond"; "A Fool's Summer Song"; "Lost- One Rebel"; "Rubaiyat's Sacrament"; "Drinking Song"; "Portrait of Reina"; "Tone Poem"; "Time Condition"; "Poem for the Department of Education, Culture and Sports"; "Redeeming Factors"; "Letter in Lieu of Poem"; "Day for Michelle Who Loves Sunlight"; "Counterpoint in Double Poem"; "Hard Times Are Hard Times"; "Coffee Break"; "Changes"; "Lahar, Moon Over Flood"; "Game"; "Cycle"; "Wanderlust"; "Studio"; "Poem for Lilia"; "On Viewing Luna's Spolarium"; "Tourist City in Summer"; "The Flowers of Youth"; "Aquatic Chiaroscuro"; "Icon"; "Drinking Song"; "A Monsoon of Friends"; "The True Condition of Man"; "The Camel is a Wise Animal"; "How Solid the Country Is"; "When Grandmother Opens Her Purse"; "Three Poems for Sabado Nights"; "The Trick is to Find"; "When I Met Santa Claus"; "The Doctor Said"; "Coming Back"; "Epilogue for a Dead Poet".

Other books include Sunflower Poems (1960), Ordinary Poems (1969), and Tala Mundi: The Collected Poems of Tita Agcaoili Lacambra Ayala (2011), but according to the author, her masterpiece is the Road Map Series, an artful poster-zine with 76 issues published from 1981 to 2011.

Tita Lacambra Ayala passed away in 2019 at the age of 88. Some of her archives are available at ALIWW.

New Day Publishers, Philippines

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Softcover / 9.25 x 6 inches / 140 pages / BW


ISBN: 971-542-155-5

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