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Wings of Smoke cov

Wings of Smoke—By Jim Pascual Agustin


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Wings of Smoke is a stunning collection from a poet who asks the sorts of questions only poets ask, softly prodding us towards awareness, surprising us with gentleness and quiet humour, weaving wonderful things into his carefully stitched fabric of verse. It is a beautifully crafted collection of accessible poems in a mix of styles, all striking in the poet’s intimacy with his subjects. There is a depth of incisive thought, observation of nature, human movement that feels unforced. He expresses a concern for the fragility of our social order; a concern for violations of human dignity brought about by violent conflict.








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1 review for Wings of Smoke—By Jim Pascual Agustin

  • The strong grip on both imagery and lyricism is never lost in Jim Pascual Agustin. Since the publication of Alien to Any Skin and Sound Before Water – both are titles under UST Publishing House in the Philippines – Agustin’s language wrought with simplicity and fused with sincerity has never escaped the limelight. Instead, and what is expected, poems under his pen rendered an altitude of radiance and a profundity of thought. A verse dwelling on the schoolyard abounding in licorice metamorphosed into one relating a passenger’s looking at car wipers as francolin feathers in search of a lair. A haiku retelling a boy’s hitting a puddle with a pebble evolved into an epic of a midcareer man filling a “dead / bird with his letters, / glittering black diamonds.” His poetry of gentle explorations and melodramatic explosions resonates, in heightened clarity, in his newest poetry collection

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