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Author: Jose Garcia Villa

José Garcia Villa was born in Manila, Philippines, in 1908, and emigrated to the United States in 1929. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in 1932, then moved to New York for graduate study at Columbia University. Scribner's published a collection of stories called Footnote to Youth in 1933. In 1933, Villa dedicated himself exclusively to poetry and the experimental opportunities poetry promised. His first collection, Have Come, Am Here, was published in 1942 by Viking, and won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. His next book, Volume Two, was published in 1949 by New Directions, where he served as associate editor from 1949-1951. He went on to publish two more volumes of poetry in the United States—Selected Poems and New (1958: McDowell, Obolensky) and Appassionata (1979: King and Cowen)—and a number of books in the Philippines.

The Anchored Angel: Selected Writings by Jos‚ Garcia Villa
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The Anchored Angel: Selected Writings by Jos‚ Garcia Villa

Kaya Press

Poetry. Fiction. Asian American Studies. THE ANCHORED ANGEL: SELECTED WRITINGS BY JOSÉ GARCIA VILLA reintroduces the work of the celebrated writer to the United States. At the height of his career, Villa's writings earned him prizes, fellowships, an...

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