Sunday, September 06, 2009

Happy Mondays LX: Launch of L. Lacambra Ypil's First Book of Poems

Multi-awarded poet and Ateneo professor Lawrence Lacambra Ypil launches his first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place, tomorrow, Monday, September 7, 2009 at Mag:net Katipunan as part of the 60th installment of the bi-weekly Happy Mondays Poetry Nights.

Collecting the poems that have won for Ypil the Carlos Palanca Awards and the Free Press Awards among others, The Highest Hiding Place charts the author’s more than ten years’ exploration of the intersections of desire, displacement, and voice.

Born and raised in Cebu, Ypil teaches literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University, while keeping a bi-monthly column in Sun Star Weekend, "Dog-ears in the Wrong Notebook".

The book launch on Monday begins with a book signing and cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by a reading of poems from the collection from 7:30 pm onwards and bands and performers after.

Joining in the celebration of the book are contemporary Filipino writers and young poets from the Ateneo. The book launch forms part of the regular Happy Mondays poetry reading at Mag:net Katipunan.

Hosting the event is Daryll Delgado.

The Highest Hiding Place is published by the Ateneo de Manila Press and will be available at the launch for only P195. For details, visit

Performing after the reading are:

Roberto Nicolas
Tonight We Sleep

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. kitakits po tayo. :)