A Native Clearing: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English since the ’50s to the Present from Edith L. Tiempo and Cirilo F. Bautista
Edited by Gemino H. Abad
Winner, National Book Award, Anthology, 1993
A Native Clearing is the sequel to Man of Earth (1989). It covers Filipino poetry wrought from English since the 1950s to the present. Because there are many more poets over that period, Prof. Abad decided to include only those who were born between 1919 and 1941, i.e., those who, from Edith L. Tiempo to Cirilo F. Bautista, worked and remolded English to the Filipino sense of his own reality. A few older poets from Man of Earth provide continuity in the poetic tradition.
Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 1993