- Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
- ISBN: 9789715427685
- Published: January 11, 2015
Mundane and ethereal, ordinary and extraordinary merge into images that stir us to a new consciousness of life lived today … registering a continuity and a modernity, evoking in us a paradoxical sensation and perception of the evanescence and the solidity.
Subas Chandra Saha
Haskell’s poetry can be sardonic, with a gentle irony bearing a cross-cultural stinging tail that does not spare his mates and suburbs, while overflowing with tenderness for most weak things in need of protection. The poems may look back half a century, to understand the self as callow teenager; but their profoundly unflinching centre looks at the present, of illness, dying, and loving through the years of nature’s unkindness … These poems are saved from unbearable pain by their grace, their music, and the muscularity of wit and intelligence.
Shirley Goek-lin Lim
Contents:What Are You Doing Here?