The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University and Milflores Publishing, Inc. are pleased to invite lovers of literature to Epithalamion: Celebrating 30 Years of Nick Carbó’s Poetry | A Book Launch and a Poetry Reading on July 8, 2022, Friday, 10:00–11:00 a.m. (PST Philippine Standard Time) via Zoom.

The event celebrates thirty years of Nick Carbó’s poetry via the launch of his new book, Epithalamion: New and Selected Poems 1990-2020 (Milflores Publishing, 2022). It shall feature a craft lecture by Nick Carbó and a poetry reading. Krip Yuson, Ninotchka Rosca, and Marjorie Evasco will take part in the program.

Epithalamion enthralls readers with poems reflecting Carbó’s origins, identity, and memories as a Filipino growing up in his adopted country, the US. Carbó’s poetic genius blends mysticism, tenderness, and quiet passion in a new collection that embraces grief, nostalgia, connection and disconnection and reveals his influences and originality. With poignant imagery, a sense of the experimental—and humor—he explores these themes and converses with the reader’s senses. Nick Carbó’s Epithalamion reaches far and wide, connecting its stories, sentiments, and ideas with people wherever they may be.

Nick Carbó was born in Legazpi, Albay in Bicol. In the United States, he graduated from St. Mary’s University with a BA in English and Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in Creative Writing. He has authored five books of poetry, the latest being Chinese, Japanese, What are these? He has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has served as Poet-in-Residence in universities like Columbia College, Chicago, the University of Miami, and the New College of Florida.

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