Format: Trade paperback. Signed by the author.
Condition: Brand New
Pages: 302pp, 2008 edition, UST Press
Poetry / Tula
Ang "Guhit ng Talampakan" ay hindi aklat ng mga tula ni Khavn De La Cruz. Tulad ng pelikula at musika ni Khavn, ang mga objets d'art at anti-poemas na ito ay hindi maikakategorya, mahirap ispelengin, at walang kaparis. - Pete Lacaba
"Lines On The Sole" is not a book of poems by Khavn De La Cruz. Like Khavn's music and cinema, these objets d'art and anti-poems are beyond categories, cutting-edge, and like nothing we've read before. - Pete Lacaba
Foreword by Benilda S. Santos
Afterword by V.E. Carmelo D. Nadera, Jr.
Translated from the original Tagalog to English by Jim Pascual Agustin, Conchitina Cruz, Ricky De Ungria, Ruel S. De Vera, Israfel Fagela, Marne L. Kilates, Homer B. Novicio, Allan Pastrana, L. Lacambra Ypil, and the author
Excerpt from the Foreword by BENILDA S. SANTOS
The poem, "Litany Of Sacred Heart," sounds the curtain-call to the entire collection. At last, we readers are led to the persona’s innermost reflections, to the periphery of his horizon. We come face-to-face with a solipsism strongly resistant to interpretation. We humbly accept the poem as such, for it is a valuable documentation of a consciousness that exists in one particular moment of ambivalent history. The persona declares: "Tired am I, turtle under the heavy house. / Any road is quicksand to the feet." Is this a threat? A prophecy of the emptiness that is the proper end of all? Or a simple reminder for us to take that back-pack out of the closet, fill it with the bare essentials needed for the journey, and start tracing a map that is without a north, south, east nor west, "in one road, as big, as small as the world."
Excerpt from the Afterword by V. E. CARMELO D. NADERA, JR.
"Lines On The Sole" is the director of the outcome of Khavn as an eminent poet. Here, he feels the power to juxtapose unrelated objects. Here, he delights in his being metaphysical. Here he relishes his being a metapoet. There is a vastness in the destiny of Khavn.
About the Author
Khavn De La Cruz has won for his poetry and fiction in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, where he has also served in the jury. He has been selected twice in the UP National Writers Workshop as a Writing Fellow. He has received the Dean's Award for Literature from the Ateneo De Manila University, his alma mater, where he also has lectured. Khavn De La Cruz is also an acclaimed filmmaker and composer.
With his independent film company Filmless Films, he has produced ten digital features and more than forty short films, several of which have won prizes in the Philippines, Tokyo, Spain and Italy. Khavn has served as a juror in the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) and Jeonju International Film Festival (Korea). He has been invited twice to the Berlinale Talent Campus, and has received the Hubert Bals Fund grant thrice. Some of his films were featured at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival (France), Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema (India), Motovun Film Festival (Croatia) & Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)