Third collection of poetry by a recipient of major awards for poetry and prose. Antonio, says a critic, “is the most persuasive voice in contemporary Tagalog poetry, a poet who speaks for the oppressed, whether peasant or worker, without any touch of affectation.”
Published in 1997. Winner, 1998 Gintong Aklat Award, for Literature. Winner, 1997 National Book Award, for Poetry.