Monday, February 06, 2006
PIRANG ALDAW NA LANG!
Kristian Sendon Cordero performs a Santigwar
Bicol region’s exciting poet Kristian Sendon Cordero follows up his first book Mga Tulang Tulala with his latest offering Santigwar.
A collection of poems in Bikol and Filipino, this new volume promises nothing less but the supernatural, the santigwar being a traditional Bikol spiritual therapeutic practice. Now in the form of Cordero’s soulful poetics, it has morphed as curative balm assuaging various sociological ills and ideological maladies.
The book will be launched in Aquinas University Center for Culture and the Arts on February 21, 2006, in University of Nueva Caceres on the 27th and in Ateneo de Naga University on the 28th. It is published by the Goldprint Publishing House in Naga City.
Cordero has won writing fellowships from the UP and Ateneo National Writers Workshop. A columnist in the Bicol Mail, he is a consistent HomeLife poetry awardee. He has also won top honors from the Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon, Sumagang Award for Literature and the Catholic Mass Media Awards.