Monday, July 31, 2006

Tree Ghost

There's a rush, a rustle
among branches of a conifer,
& then mutable silence rushes in
like after a fight or making love.
The wings settle. The third eye
blindfolded. Hunger always speaks
the same language. Branches shudder
overhead, & the snowy owl's wingspan
seems to cool off the August night
with a breathing in & breathing out.

I close my eyes & can still see
the three untouched mice dead
along the afternoon footpath.
The screeching nest is ravenous.
The mother's claws grab a limb.
Now, what I know makes me look down
at the ground. I can almost feel
how the owl's beauty scared the mice
to death, how the shadow of her wings
was a god passing over the grass.

Yusef Komunyakaa
TriQuarterly 121
Guest Edited by Stuart Dybek

Friday, July 28, 2006

Todo Todo Teros Premieres at the Ateneo

Winner of the Fipresci Prize in the recent Singapore International Film Festival, Todo Todo Teros is the first full-length film by John Torres, writer and director of the acclaimed Otros Trilogy.

This will be the film's Philippine Premiere.
Escaler Hall, ADMU, August 18, 6pm. Tickets at P50.

Relax. See a Movie.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Los Chupacabraz at Purple Haze

Photos courtesy of Ed Geronia. Wazak na wazak!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Books 24

Mostly poetry books. VG condition. Pick up on July 12 Wednesday 2pm somewhere along Katipunan. Unahan na lang sa comments box.

1. John Ashberry, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (Poems) P300
2. Paul Auster, Disappearances: Selected Poems P300
3. Henri Cole, The Look of Things: Poems, P300
4. Roald Dahl, Skin and Other Stories, P350
5. Chou En-Lai, In Quest: Poems of Chou En-Lai, P200
6. Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair, P300
7. John Gery, The Enemies of Leisure: Poems, P300
8. Frank Herbert, Dune, P200
9. Edward Hirsch, Earthly Measures: Poems, P300
10. Michael Horovitz, Wordsounds & Sightlines: New & Selected Poems, P300
11. Denis Johnson, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium
General Assembly: Poems Collected and New P350
12. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, P300
13. JoEllen Kwiatek, Eleven Days Before Spring: Poems, P400 (HB)
14. Stanley Kunitz, Passing Through, The Later Poems: New and Selected, P550 (HB)
15. Octavio Paz, The Other Voice: Essays on Modern Poetry, P400
16. Octavio Paz, Selected Poems, P350
17. Ruth Reichl, Comfort Me With Apples, P400 (HB)
18. Asne Sierstad, The Bookseller of Kabul, P350
19. Mona Van Duyn, Near Changes: Poems, P300
20. Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light- The Definitive Biography P450
21. Harlan Ellison, Slippage (Stories) P450
22. Margaret Atwood: Selected Poems (1965-1975) P450
23. Is Sex Necessary? by James Thurber & E.B. White 75th Anniv P400
24. Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning... Was the Command Line P400