Poetry. Asian American Studies. Multi-awarded poet Luis H. Francia offers a new poetry collection, MUSEUM OF ABSENCES, a book out of Francia's insistent sense of the void that haunts our lives, whether because of politics, faith, history, or personal circumstance. The book introduces a wide array of personae, from a Filipino old-timer looking back on a life of invisibility to Cinderella in middle age, and from a grandson communing with deceased grandparents to a New Yorker responding to the horror of "9/11." Nick Carbó says, "Luis H. Francia's themes of love, loss, and redemption weave through the collection with the expert hand of a Stephane Mallarmé or a Federico Fellini."
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uis H. Francia is a poet, journalist, and nonfiction writer. His poetry books include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems and MUSEUM OF ABSENCES. He is the author of Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades; the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English; and co-editor, with Eric Gamalinda, of Flippin': Filipinos on America, and of Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999, with Angel Velasco Shaw. The Beauty of Ghosts, poetry for the theater, premiered in 2007. He writes a monthly online column, "The Artist Abroad," for Manila's Daily Inquirer. Born and raised in Manila, he lives in New York City and teaches at New York University. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA