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Jose Garcia Villa

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Birthday
5, 1908
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Feb 7, 1997 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1908
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Feb 7, 1997 (88)

About

Twentieth-century Filipino writer whose poetic work is characterized by its innovative use of punctuation and rhyme. His best-known works include Footnote to Youth, The Emperor's New Sonnet, and The Anchored Angel.

Before Fame

He took pre-medicine, pre-law, and art courses at the University of the Philippines before focusing on creative writing.

Trivia

He is associated with the modernist and surrealist literary movements.

Family Life

His ten-year marriage to Rosemarie Lamb produced two sons.

Associated With

His pen name, "Doveglion," became the title of a poem written in Villa's honor by e.e. cummings.