Books by Jose Garcia Villa

Jose Garcia Villa
  • Jose Garcia Villa

  • Date of birth: August 05, 1908
  • Died: February 07, 1997
  • Born: in Singalong, Manila, Philippines.

  • Description: Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines title for literature in 1973, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in creative writing by Conrad Aiken. He is known to have introduced the "reversed consonance rime scheme" in writing poetry, as well as the extensive use of punctuation marks—especially commas, which made him known as the Comma Poet. He used the penname Doveglion (derived from "Dove, Eagle, Lion"), based on the characters he derived from himself. These animals were also explored by another poet e.e. cummings in Doveglion, Adventures in Value, a poem dedicated to Villa.(From, retrieved 14 March 2011. More info here.)