• Katigbak-Lacuesta’s 2nd book on poetry


    Burning Houses: Poems by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta will be launched on March 8 at Powerbooks in Greenbelt 4, Makati City. This event is organized by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University (DLSU), in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House and Powerbooks.

    Katigbak-Lacuesta is an award-winning poet, having won first prize in the Philippines Free Press Award (2007), and third and second prizes for poetry in English (2005, 2008) from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards.

    Her first collection, The Proxy Eros, was short-listed for the National Book Award by the Manila Critics Circle in 2008. She is editor of the Metro Serye series, a charming anthology of poems and stories in a road-map format. She is also DLSU BNSCWC Associate Director for Poetry.

    Of Katigbak-Lacuesta’s second book, illustrious Filipino-American writer Luisa Igloria remarks, “In ‘Burning Houses,’ her second collection of beautifully crafted poems, the poet continues the exploration of those themes which she first took up in ‘The Proxy Eros’: the lives of the body in love, in relationship with self and/or other. In this new work, however, the poet’s voice has acquired more complex richness, a resonance made possible by her willingness to deeply live the questions that language details . . . Here is a poet who is wise beyond her years, whose address of contemporary life and its postmodern predicaments is unsentimental without jettisoning tenderness.”

    Lovers of poetry are invited to come to the event.

    For inquiries, contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233; email: bnscwc@yahoo.com.


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