Journalist to launch first poetry book, Aug. 4

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Book cover of Persolitika, Raymund B. Villanueva's first poetry book.

Raymund B. Villanueva of alternative media outfit Kodao Productions will launch his first book of poems titled Persolitika on Aug. 4, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Conspiracy Garden Cafe in Quezon City.

In his Facebook post, Villanueva said the poems were written in a span of 25 years. He started writing poems when he was still a student journalist at San Beda College. His love for literature grew stronger when he met his colleagues at the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP). Together, they held poetry readings and critiqued their own works.

Villanueva is also the deputy secretary general of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP). Most of his poems are hinged on current events.

The book launch is part of the “If Art is a Hammer: Presentation Series” organized by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP).

After the book launch, Pukpukan Na! Martilyo Sessions will follow featuring poet and folk singer Jess Santiago and Plagpul.

Link to the Facebook event here.

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