Doveglion: Collected Poems by Jose Garcia Villa

Doveglion: Collected Poems is a poetry book featuring a collection of poems by Filipino poet Jose Garcia Villa (1908-1997). The book features an Introduction by Luis H. Francia. It was edited by John Edwin Cowen, a poet and a professor of literacy and education. Doveglion was published by Penguin Random House in July 29, 2008. The collection includes rare and previously unpublished material.

Blurb: "Known as the “Pope of Greenwich Village,” José Garcia Villa had a special status as the only Asian poet among a group of modern literary giants in 1940s New York that included W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and a young Gore Vidal. 

But beyond his exotic ethnicity, Villa was a global poet who was admired for “the reverence, the raptness, the depth of concentration in [his] bravely deep poems” (Marianne Moore). Doveglion (Villa’s pen name for dove, eagle, and lion) contains Villa’s collected poetry, including rare and previously unpublished material."