Imagination Ways: Essays Critical and Personal
This collection of essays by National Artist for Literature Gémino Abad is a summation of his poetics so far from his own practice as poet, fictionist, critic, literary historian, and anthologist. In the first two sections, The Short of It and And the Long, his pieces delve into “our people’s story, the work of imagination, and the poem’s making.” Embodying the third section title, he goes reflective and informal in And mostly personal.
“Language makes real,” Abad says, “but what is most imagined, with words and words, is what is most real.”
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
Softcover / 5.85 x 9 inches / 118 pages / BW