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About the author:
Santiago B. Villafania (1971 - ), a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series, Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2007), and Pinabli and Other Poems (published by C&E Publishing for De La Salle University, 2012),

He has been published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the Asna Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010.


Sonnets tan Villanelles

Authored by Santiago B. Villafania

"The publication of Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles by Santiago B. Villafania should be a source of rejoicing for readers of regional literatures. This second book by Pangasinan's leading poet today is impressive in both form and substance. Villafania has created 300 sonnets and 50 villanelles in his own language that attempt to reflect the primacy of native culture and return the poet to the central stage of social life."

- A Boost to Pangasinan Literature from Breaking Signs by Cirilo F. Bautista, poet, fiction writer, painter and educator

"Villafania is not only a visionary poet, he is a linguistic philosopher who codifies the origin of language and culture, dissects the myths and the common beliefs of the people against the urban legends, juxtaposes the literary tradition against the modern influences by dialectically infusing them in his poetic revelation of truth."

- Danny C. Sillada, from Poetic Revelation in Language and Culture
surrealist painter, poet, philosopher, musician, performance artist & critic

Publication Date:
Apr 19 2012
1475197624 / 9781475197624
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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