In Thorn Grass, Luis H. Francia displays his trademark wordplay and lyrical sensibility. Whether encountering rush-hour crowds in the New York subway system, contemplating Godot’s bewilderment at being stood up, or the fecund promise beneath bleak winter earth, he keeps an unwavering eye, often ironic and humorous, on the human condition, real and imagined.
The poems in Thorn Grass, at once mournful and celebratory, elegiac and lighthearted, are bright lights emanating from a constellation deeply mysterious and universal.
University of the Philippines Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9.06 x 6.03 inches / 120 pages / BW